Kleptocracy Daily – May 27, 2016

Kleptocracy Archive updated, G7 extends Russia sanction, Savchenko eyes Ukraine presidency, and U.S. higher education corrupted by East Asian cheating industry

Kleptocracy Archive

On May 17, 2016, KI launched the Kleptocracy Archive – an online database of documents illustrating the malfeasances emanating from corrupt authoritarian regimes.

Stage Hands: How Western Enablers Facilitate Kleptocracy

Oliver Bullough explains the three-stage process by which kleptocrats hide, transfer and legitimize their stolen wealth.

All Cash Transaction: Kleptocracy and the Rise of Global Luxury Real Estate Markets

The Harriman Institute recently hosted a discussion on the links between international money laundering and luxury real estate. KI’s Executive Director was among the panelists.

KI Hosts “Who Is Mr. Putin?” U.S. and English-Language Film Premiere

On April 27, 2016 KI hosted the English-language premiere of “Who Is Mr. Putin?” Based on investigations by journalists Anastasia Kirilenko and Vladimir Ivanidze, the film documents the origins of Putin’s private wealth and rise to power.

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