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    Kleptocracy Daily: September 12, 2017

    Russia is using anonymous companies and smuggling networks to undercut U.S. sanctions on North Korea. Pyongyang is also trying to acquire cryptocurrencies to dodge sanctions. (WaPo, Bloomberg) Spain is investigating the Industrial and Commercial Bank of China in Luxembourg for money laundering. (NYT) Rep. Ed Royce, Chairman of the House Foreign...

    Lawyer Emil Kurbedinov & activists detained after family of tortured Crimean Tatar recognize FSB abductor
    Sep15

    Lawyer Emil Kurbedinov & activists detained after family of tortured Crimean Tatar recognize FSB abductor

    Over ten Crimean Tatar activists, as well as prominent lawyer Emil Kurbedinov and journalist Taras Ibragimov have been detained in Simferopol after gathering with the relatives of Renat Paralamov, the father of four who was abducted and brutally tortured on September 13. …read more Source: Kharkiv Human Rights Protection...

    Is Russia Thinking About a Pivot Back to Europe?
    Sep15

    Is Russia Thinking About a Pivot Back to Europe?

    Russia / World The ongoing “diplomatic war” between Russia and the US is getting worse. Russian President Vladimir Putin recently stated that the US diplomatic mission to Russia might be cut by another 155 people. That is on top of the 755 cut already. This Monday, it was revealed how else Russia might respond to the US closure of Russia’s...

    How the EU budget is spent: Instrument for Nuclear Safety Cooperation
    Sep15

    How the EU budget is spent: Instrument for Nuclear Safety Cooperation

    Written by Matthew Parry, © alona_s / Fotolia In the early 1990s, following the fall of the Berlin Wall and the disintegration of the USSR, the EU began to provide support via its TACIS programme for structural adjustment and reform in 11 post-Soviet and post-communist countries. One form of support was for countries grappling with a Soviet-era...

    Lawyer Emil Kurbedinov & activists detained after family of tortured Crimean Tatar recognize FSB abductor
    Sep15

    Lawyer Emil Kurbedinov & activists detained after family of tortured Crimean Tatar recognize FSB abductor

    Over ten Crimean Tatar activists, as well as prominent lawyer Emil Kurbedinov and journalist Taras Ibragimov have been detained in Simferopol after gathering with the relatives of Renat Paralamov, the father of four who was abducted and brutally tortured on September 13. …read more Source: Kharkiv Human Rights Protection...

    Reagan Documents Shed Light on US ‘Meddling’

    “Secret” documents, recently declassified by the Reagan presidential library, reveal senior White House officials reengaging a former CIA “proprietary,” The Asia Foundation, in “political action,” an intelligence term of art for influencing the actions of foreign governments.The documents from 1982 came at a turning-point moment when the Reagan...

    Lawyer Emil Kurbedinov & activists detained after family of tortured Crimean Tatar recognize FSB abductor
    Sep15

    Lawyer Emil Kurbedinov & activists detained after family of tortured Crimean Tatar recognize FSB abductor

    Over ten Crimean Tatar activists, as well as prominent lawyer Emil Kurbedinov and journalist Taras Ibragimov have been detained in Simferopol after gathering with the relatives of Renat Paralamov, the father of four who was abducted and brutally tortured on September 13. …read more Source: Kharkiv Human Rights Protection...

    Kleptocracy Weekly: September 15, 2017
    Sep15

    Kleptocracy Weekly: September 15, 2017

    ​ New: How Non-State Actors Export Kleptocratic Norms to the West, a KI/Hudson Institute report by Ilya Zaslavskiy. Fighting back: We live in an era of authoritarian influence, writes Thorsten Benner. How should democracies respond? (Foreign Affairs) Global Magnitsky: An international consortium of NGOs has recommended 15 cases for designation...

    Kleptocracy Daily: September 15, 2017
    Sep15

    Kleptocracy Daily: September 15, 2017

    ​ Fighting back: We live in an era of authoritarian influence, writes Thorsten Benner. How should democracies respond? (Foreign Affairs) Anonymous companies: At a Helsinki Commission hearing on Russian disinformation yesterday, Molly McKew responded to Sen. Whitehouse’s question on U.S. shell firms: “The anonymous movement of money… into...

    In Ukraine, Children’Book Featuring Lesbian Parents Met With Threats, Fears Of Violence
    Sep15

    In Ukraine, Children’Book Featuring Lesbian Parents Met With Threats, Fears Of Violence

    A book highlighting different types of families, including one headed by a lesbian couple, has been pulled from a large book fair in the western Ukrainian city of Lviv over fears of possible violence. …read more Source: Kharkiv Human Rights Protection...

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