Kleptocracy Weekly: August 7 – August 11

KI’s Peter Podkopaev and Natalie Duffy reveal what the state of Russia’s roads tells us about Putin’s kleptocracy for Foreign Affairs magazine.

U.S.

EU

Russia

  • The Moscow Times explains the story of Russian minister Ulyukayev’s arrest for allegedly taking a $2 million bribe from oil giant Rosneft. Head of Rosneft, Igor Sechin will appear as a witness in the trial.

China

  • The Trump administration appears to be granting Chinese banks dealing with North Korea a temporary reprieve from U.S. sanctions.

Global