Kleptocracy Daily: October 11, 2017

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 talks to Peter Ryan about the scandal engulfing Commonwealth Bank of Australia: “[That] case is kind of like a microcosm of some of the challenges that we face combatting money laundering around the world.” (ABC)

China: At a press conference last week, Guo Wengui called on the U.S. to “take action, instead of just talking to the Chinese kleptocracy.” (Washington Free Beacon)

China could ‘beat’ America in five easy steps, warns Irwin M. Stelzer. (Weekly Standard)

Chess in a black box: Who holds power in China, asks Ben Westcott. (CNN)

Ukraine: What makes the country a “hotbed of intrigue,” ask Andrew Higgins and Andrew E. Kramer. (NYT)

Czech Republic: A prime ministerial frontrunner was charged with participating in a €2 million subsidy fraud. (Politico)

Sanctions: The EU produced a handy interactive guide to its sanctions regimes.

 

Compiled by Nate Sibley.

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