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    Kleptocracy Weekly: October 6, 2017
    Oct07

    Kleptocracy Weekly: October 6, 2017

    ​ “Kleptocracy is the business model of 21st century authoritarianism.” Charles Davidson, KI’s Executive Director,testified before the Helsinki Commission in Congress this week on how anonymous companies threaten democracy and security. Next week: Join KI and distinguished experts at Hudson Institute on October 11th for the launch of Ilya...

    The Russian State’s New Surprising Crusade … Against “Orthodox Extremists”
    Oct07

    The Russian State’s New Surprising Crusade … Against “Orthodox Extremists”

    Society It seems that the Russian state is preparing to get tough on various hardline, fringe followers of the Orthodox Church. Columnists in the opposition media and panic-stricken citizens on social media have already dubbed these Russian citizens “Orthodox extremists” or “new fundamentalists” Alexander Kalinin, for instance, the leader of the...

    Watch List Findings: Oct. 7, 2017
    Oct07

    Watch List Findings: Oct. 7, 2017

    What follows are the preliminary findings for issues identified in the daily Watch Lists this week. We are only sending findings that we regard as significant or potentially significant to keep this list manageable. We have findings for all the Watch List items. Should you be interested in findings not listed here, please contact us and we will...

    How China’s first ‘silk road’ slowly came to life – on the water
    Oct02

    How China’s first ‘silk road’ slowly came to life – on the water

    Curioso/ShutterstockFew images are more enduring in the historical imagination than the train of two-humped Bactrian camels plodding across desert sands from west to east, or vice-versa, across the vast open spaces of Eurasia. Now that China is edging towards a modern incarnation of the “silk road” it is worth remembering how this emblem of the...

    Ukraine’s Poorly Timed Education Law
    Oct02

    Ukraine’s Poorly Timed Education Law

    Endorsing bilingualism in education would be the inspired and progressive option for the Ukrainian leadership. …read more Source: Carnegie Endowment for International...

    What happens when Chechens seek asylum in Europe?
    Oct02

    What happens when Chechens seek asylum in Europe?

    Russia / Europe According to the UNHCR, a total of 97,810 Russian citizens applied for asylum or some form of international protection in 2016. Europe has been and remains a popular destination for humanitarian migration from Russia. Across the 28 EU countries, one in five requests for asylum or some other form of protection filed by Russian...

    Russia arrests Crimean soldier who betrayed oath to Ukraine on charges of ’spying’ for Ukrainian intelligence
    Oct02

    Russia arrests Crimean soldier who betrayed oath to Ukraine on charges of ’spying’ for Ukrainian intelligence

    Plausibility has never been taken into consideration in Russia’s arrests and ‘trials’ in occupied Crimea, but the latest two arrests are still a new precedent. The FSB is, in all seriousness, claiming that a former Ukrainian soldier who ostentatiously betrayed his oath of allegiance to Ukraine was spying for the latter. …read...

    Ukrainian filmmaker Oleg Sentsov faces reprisals and transfer to notorious prison over international protest.
    Oct02

    Ukrainian filmmaker Oleg Sentsov faces reprisals and transfer to notorious prison over international protest.

    Prevented by international scrutiny from using physical force against Ukrainian filmmaker and Kremlin hostage, Oleg Sentsov, Russia is resorting to other forms of reprisals. …read more Source: Kharkiv Human Rights Protection...

    The “Active Measures” Links Page
    Oct01

    The “Active Measures” Links Page

    Vocabulary Lesson Active Measures Disinformation Fake News Hybrid Warfare KGB Theater Information Warfare Kompromat Orwellian Perceptual Control Reflexive Control Troll Farm Now there’s New Speak indeed! And much better than “Newspeak” (revisit Orwell): how dumb I / you / and we may be may be entirely up to ourselves! We may wish to become...

    Putin’s Next Presidential Term Will Be Different
    Oct01

    Putin’s Next Presidential Term Will Be Different

    Vladimir Putin meeting with students from Sirius Educational Centre, photo via Office of the President of RussiaBESA Center Perspectives Paper No. 601, October 1, 2017 EXECUTIVE SUMMARY: Russia will hold its next presidential elections in March 2018, and current president Vladimir Putin has yet to announce his intention to run. Russians are...

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