China

The Kleptocrats

Kleptocrats are individuals who use political power to misappropriate a country’s wealth for their own purposes. The following stories highlight the secret world of havens where kleptocrats hide their wealth.

Spotlight on Kleptocracy: KI’s Top Reads on Grand Corruption

Kleptocrats use large-scale corruption to leverage political allegiances, cement positions of power, and profit at the expense of their citizens. These “top reads” expose the players—the kleptocrats and their cronies, the Western enablers, and the consequences of kleptocratic influence on our national interests.