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    Kleptocracy Daily: August 17, 2017
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    Kleptocracy Daily: August 17, 2017

    News Brazilian prosecutors plan to investigate last year’s controversial sale of the Argentine subsidiary of Petrobras, Brazil’s state-controlled oil company. [Prosecutors were now looking into it as part of Brazil’s sweeping “Car Wash” anti-corruption investigation.] The state-appointed lawyer defending former Ukrainian...

    August 17th, 2017
    Aug18

    August 17th, 2017

    CHINA Hong Kong Democracy Campaigners Jailed Over Anti-China ProtestsTom Phillips, THE GUARDIAN
 Hong Kong’s democracy movement has suffered the latest setback in what has been a punishing year after three of its most influential young leaders were jailed for their roles in a protest at the start of a 79-day anti-government occupation known...

    Poland and the EU: looking for the exit door?
    Aug17

    Poland and the EU: looking for the exit door?

    Until recently Poland was heralded in the EU as a remarkable success story. It joined the club in 2004 and since then its status and importance were growing till 2015, as testified by the election of Poland’s former Prime Minister Donald Tusk to the post of President of European Council in 2014. When joining the EU Poland’s GDP was...

    Russia Feels American Pressure
    Aug17

    Russia Feels American Pressure

    Vladimir Putin and Donald Trump meet at G20 summit, photo via Office of the President of RussiaBESA Center Perspectives Paper No. 561, August 16, 2017 EXECUTIVE SUMMARY: Russian-US relations have reached their lowest point since the end of the Cold War. President Donald Trump has signed a new package of anti-Russian sanctions into law and...

    Return to Selective Justice Feared in Ukraine over Prosecution of Anti-Corruption Activist
    Aug17

    Return to Selective Justice Feared in Ukraine over Prosecution of Anti-Corruption Activist

    A prominent anti-corruption campaigner is facing criminal charges that seem ominously reminiscent of the selective prosecutions seen under the presidency of Viktor Yanukovych. While Vitaly Shabunin did indeed punch Vsevolod Filimonenko, the circumstances and effect are by no means straightforward. Questions must also be asked as to why criminal...

    Why the UK Needs to be Thinking Now about a Possible Korean War
    Aug17

    Why the UK Needs to be Thinking Now about a Possible Korean War

    North Korea has not been at the top of the agenda of Whitehall’s key policymakers, focused as so many of them are on the immediate challenges of Brexit. This now needs to change. Download the article (PDF)A new Korean War is now a real possibility. There is still some hope that the recent inflammatory rhetoric from President Donald Trump...

    Kleptocracy Daily: August 16, 2017
    Aug17

    Kleptocracy Daily: August 16, 2017

    News Paul Manafort partnered on an $850 million New York real-estate deal with an ally of Vladimir Putin and a Ukrainian moneyman whom the Justice Department recently described as an “organized-crime member.” Russia says it’s against further tightening sanctions on North Korea, warning that economic pressure on Pyongyang has reached its...

    The plight of Russia’s technocrats
    Aug17

    The plight of Russia’s technocrats

    Politics Why are government reform programs, developed by highly-qualified experts, implemented so poorly in Russia? According to the Center for Strategic Research, the “Strategy-2010” program, adopted in 2000, is still only 36% complete. The subsequent program “Strategy-2020” has been even less successful – just 29.5%. Reforms in the...

    The plight of Russia’s technocrats
    Aug17

    The plight of Russia’s technocrats

    Politics Why are government reform programs, developed by highly-qualified experts, implemented so poorly in Russia? According to the Center for Strategic Research, the “Strategy-2010” program, adopted in 2000, is still only 36% complete. The subsequent program “Strategy-2020” has been even less successful – just 29.5%. Reforms in the...

    What We Talk About When We Talk About North Korea
    Aug17

    What We Talk About When We Talk About North Korea

    By Allison Fedirka “We don’t know” may seem like an unacceptable phrase for an organization such as ours. But it’s a phrase that’s uttered in our virtual hallways more than you might think. For us, it’s not so much a matter of always having the “right” answer but of having the correct model, based on the available...

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