Must-read: The Enough Project launched a major new report, “Bankrupting Kleptocracy: Financial tools to counter atrocities in Africa’s deadliest war zones.” Download it or watch the launch event at Carnegie yesterday.
- Chinese police busted underground banksin Guangdong province handling $35 billion. (SCMP)
- How should the U.S. respond to Russian cyberattacks? The White House hinted that a “proportional” retaliation is being considered. (Politico, NYT)
- Meanwhile, Russian hackers almost destroyed France’s TV5. (BBC)
- The former head of MI6 said the world is as, if not more, dangerous than during the Cold War. (Guardian)
- Suspected Hezbollah associates allegedlymoved $500,000 through Miami banks for a Colombian cartel. (Miami Herald)
- Nigeria’s former air force chief allegedlylaundered millions stolen from the military budget. (Premium Times)
- A new Cold War is only just beginning, says Michael Weiss. (Daily Beast)
- Is Xi Jinping planning to extend his presidency beyond legal limits? (FT)
- America is enabling global kleptocracy by tolerating anonymous companies. (KI)
- 10/14: Hannah Thoburn, Brian Whitmore, and Angela Stent will discuss Consolidation and Control: Power Shifts in Putin’s Kremlin.
- 10/19: Join KI, the Lithuanian ambassador, and a distinguished panel to discuss The Threat of Kleptocracy: States Bordering the Russian Federation.
- 10/20: Journalist Ben Judah and KI will launch a major new report, The Kleptocracy Curse: Rethinking Containment.