Ben Judah talks to Temuri Yakobashvili about Georgia’s successful anti-graft drive, current threats to its achievements, and Georgia’s role in Trump’s world.
Marius Laurinavičius on a recent Senate hearing exploring the role of U.S. allies bordering Russia – and how they help defend American democracy.
Vimplecom subsidiary in Georgia scandal, China’s military ordered to end commercial activities, and Libyan officials launder money in Chinese banks
The EU calls for UN sanctions on Russia, Navalny target’s Putin’s “backyard,” and Credit Suisse and Bank of China are accused of money laundering
Putin and Obama agree to talks at the UN, a Chinese hacker is traced to the country’s military, and 98% of Russian corporate profits stem from oil and gas
Chinese hacking concerns the U.S., Russia prepares for regional elections, and Georgia seeks “consolidated European support” for its defense
China’s corruption crackdown sinks Macau’s gambling economy, Ukraine struggles with the proposition of autonomy for eastern conflict zones, and the US sanctions Russian firms over weapons proliferation
Chinese officials unsuccessfully attempt to skirt the anti-corruption drive, Russia keeps moving its border with Georgia, and corruption destabilizes Moldova
Chinese anti-corruption campaign recovers $6.2 billion, a British judge accuses Russia of interfering in the Litvinenko case, and Putin moves Ukrainian border to disrupt a pipeline project
Russia digs trenches to prevent spillover of its mess in Eastern Ukraine, President Obama revokes payments for the “Megatons to Megawatts” program, and Beijing and Moscow forge naval ties on the Mediterranean