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Section: Kleptocracy Initiative (USA)

      Kleptocracy Daily: October 19, 2017
      Oct20

      Kleptocracy Daily: October 19, 2017

      ​ Congress: The Helsinki Commission’s recent emphasis on kleptocracy reinforces a growing appetite on the Hill for confronting globalized corruption. (KI) Tax data: Rich countries’ failure to share tax information with developing ones under OECD Common Reporting Standards fuels kleptocracy and hurts the poorest,writes Max de...

      U.S. Helsinki Commission Takes the Lead on Combatting Kleptocracy
      Oct18

      U.S. Helsinki Commission Takes the Lead on Combatting Kleptocracy

      The Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe (also known as the Helsinki Commission) has used a series of recent events to highlight the threat posed by global kleptocracy to the U.S. and its allies. On October 3, KI Executive Director Charles Davidson testified at a Helsinki Commission hearing on Combatting Kleptocracy with Incorporation...

      Kleptocracy Daily: October 18, 2017
      Oct18

      Kleptocracy Daily: October 18, 2017

      ​ China: Xi Jinping opened the 19th CCP Congress with a three-and-a-half hour speech setting out “a vision of total control — with the party guiding not only the economy and the Internet but culture, religion and morals,” writes Simon Denyer. Xi cited the “virus” of corruption as the greatest threat to the Party and promised to maintain the...

      Kleptocracy Daily: October 16, 2017
      Oct17

      Kleptocracy Daily: October 16, 2017

      ​ Africa: The Paris trial of Equatorial Guinea’s Teodoro Nguema Obiang Mangue is the first time that a kleptocrat has faced a jail sentence, writes Casey Michel. (American Interest) An investigative report shows how the leaders of seven countries plunder their economies and store wealth in offshore jurisdictions. (ZAM) A sports official...

      Kleptocracy Daily: October 13, 2017
      Oct13

      Kleptocracy Daily: October 13, 2017

      ​ UK: London kleptocracy tours continue to highlight the dark side of globalization, writes Emanuele Midolo. (Property Week) Russia: Mark Galeotti, Lilia Shevtsova, Vladislav Inozemtsev, and KI Advisory Council member Hannah Thoburn explain how kleptocracy informs the Kremlin’s foreign policy. (NED) Senators McCain and Cardin chastised the...

      Kleptocracy Daily: October 12, 2017
      Oct12

      Kleptocracy Daily: October 12, 2017

      ​ UK: Despite London’s dirty cash epidemic, only 1 in 300 property purchases by overseas buyers is flagged as suspicious. (TI, Estate Agent Today) Foreign Agents: RT will remove a series of provocative street advertisementsmaking fun of Kremlin interference in the U.S. election. (NPR) Cybercrime: The U.S. and Russia’s escalating legal...

      Kleptocracy Daily: October 11, 2017
      Oct11

      Kleptocracy Daily: October 11, 2017

      KI hosted Ilya Zaslavskiy and a host of distinguished experts at Hudson Institute this morning for the launch of How Non-State Actors Export Kleptocratic Norms to the West. Read the report and watch the event. Enablers: “The King of Ghana gave me £350,000 and I took it to the bank in a taxi,” said a banking executive who was subsequently...

      Event: How Non-State Actors Export Kleptocratic Norms to the West
      Oct11

      Event: How Non-State Actors Export Kleptocratic Norms to the West

      Event: Join KI and distinguished experts tomorrow for the launch of Ilya Zaslavskiy’s report, How Non-State Actors Export Kleptocratic Norms to the West. RSVP to attend or watch live from 10:00 a.m. Podcasts: Alex Cooley discusses luxury real estate’s money laundering role with Masha Udensiva-Brenner. (EurasiaNet.org) John Cassara...

      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...

      Kleptocracy Weekly: September 29, 2017
      Sep29

      Kleptocracy Weekly: September 29, 2017

      ​ Anonymous companies: Charles Davidson, Executive Director of the Kleptocracy Initiative, will testify at the Helsinki Commission on October 3rd about the links between beneficial ownership secrecy in fueling globalized corruption. Russia probe: KI Advisory Council members Ilya Zaslavskiy and Louise Shelley were quoted in this look at how Robert...

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