Kleptocracy Daily: November 27, 2017

This week at KI
Chinese influence: “Over the past three months, my efforts on American campuses have been stymied. The [CCP] is extending its surveillance of critics abroad, reaching into Western academic communities,” writes Wang Dan, a Chinese dissident. (NYT)Suleiman Karimov: The arrest of a prominent “pocket oligarch” in France has Putin’s elite running scared, writes Anna Nemtsova. (Daily Beast)

London: Nigeria’s elite has stashed untold stolen wealth in upscale property – besides ending anonymous companies, the UK should also now consider visa bans,writes Matthew Page. (Quartz)

Russia probe: Mike Flynn’s legal team is no longer communicating with President Trump’s – is he cooperating with Robert Mueller? (Reuters)

Foreign agents: The Mueller probe appears to be prompting lobbyists to registerunder long-neglected FARA legislation. (WaPo)

Saudi lobbying: Critics suggest that £94,189 in hospitality received by 14 British MPs this year is linked to suppressing criticism of human rights abuses in Yemen. (IBT)

Russian bogeyman: Blaming Putin for America’s political strife plays into his hands and blinds us to how weak he actually is, according to Russia’s democratic opposition: “This image is very bad for us. Putin is not a master geopolitical genius.” (NYT)

Compiled by Nate Sibley.
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