UK: London kleptocracy tours continue to highlight the dark side of globalization, writes Emanuele Midolo. (Property Week)
Russia: Mark Galeotti, Lilia Shevtsova, Vladislav Inozemtsev, and KI Advisory Council member Hannah Thoburn explain how kleptocracy informs the Kremlin’s foreign policy. (NED)
Senators McCain and Cardin chastised the White House for missing the deadline for implementing Russia sanctions. A sizable cohort of European leaders appear ready to lift sanctions, writes Dimitar Bechev. (The Hill, Newsweek)
Gulnara Karimova: Court documents shed new light on how the daughter of Uzbekistan’s late dictator waged a “relentless campaign of intimidation” to wrest control of a major telecoms operator. (RFE/RL)
China: Under Xi Jinping, China is turning back to dictatorship, writes Jamil Anderlini. (FT)
Benedict Rogers’ personal experience shows why the world must wake up to China’s threat to freedom in Hong Kong. (Guardian)
Ukraine: France’s ambassador says a credible anti-corruption court is the highest priority. (Kyiv Post)
Finally… Andrew Spey asks: Which profession is finally wrestling with the problem of reputation laundering for dictators?
Compiled by Nate Sibley.
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