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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...

    Political Elite Renewal in Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine
    Sep16

    Political Elite Renewal in Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine

    Invitation Only Research Event 2 Oct 2017 – 14:00 to 15:30Add to CalendariCalendar Outlook Google Yahoo Cristina Gherasimov, Academy Robert Bosch Fellow, Russia and Eurasia Programme, Chatham House …read more Source: Chatham...

    What about Pensions?
    Sep16

    What about Pensions?

    Economy Judging by his statements, President Vladimir Putin does not plan to retire any time soon. Yet many of his potential voters are worried about their own retirement prospects. Will their pensions be sizeable and reliable? At what age can Russians count on receiving them? During a televised call-in show held in mid-June, the president left...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

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