Kleptocracy Daily: April 14, 2017

Hudson Institute’s Hannah Thoburn and David Satter discuss what it means for the U.S. to have a good relationship with Russia.

KI will host Oleksander Danyliuk, Minister of Finance of Ukraine, for a discussion with Walter Russell Mead at Hudson Institute on April 19. Sign up or watch live.

News

Corruption cases in Asia are a stark warning for civil servants. (SCMP)

Russian news outlet RBC–controlled by Brooklyn Nets owner and Russian tycoon Mikhail Prokhorov–confirms sale amid fears of a Kremlin censorship crackdown. (Moscow Times)

The Communist Party in China’s Hebei province said it will “learn lessons” after one of its highest-ranking officials was placed under investigation for serious disciplinary violations, which usually serves as a code for corruption. (Reuters)

Features

CNN breaks down why Manafort retroactively filed as a foreign agent–and how much trouble he could possibly be in.