Marius Laurinavičius on a recent Senate hearing exploring the role of U.S. allies bordering Russia – and how they help defend American democracy.
Developing countries lost $16.3tn to illicit finance, the dark side of China’s anti-graft drive, and UK may adopt own Magnitsky law
KI hosts “The Threat of Kleptocracy: States Bordering the Russian Federation” at Hudson Institute
Strategist lobbied for Nordstream II firm while advising Trump; does an “inverted realism” obscure the true nature of Putin’s Russia?
On October 19, KI hosted a discussion of the threats posed by kleptocracy to the Baltics, Eastern Europe, and Ukraine.
Ledger shows Trump aide Paul Manafort received $12.7m from Yanukovich regime, KI visits Baltics, and Scotland revealed as a major money laundering hub
KI’s Marius Laurinavicius and Peter Podkopaev travel through Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania
The week’s leading stories on kleptocratic regimes and their professional enablers
1MDB tests US anti-kleptocracy commitment, Spain alleges money laundering by Russia central banker, and Italy bans AS PrivatBank
Donald Trump’s longstanding business ties to Putin’s kleptocracy continue to raise questions about his proposed foreign policy. The capture of Zhang Jianping, a corruption suspect, provides some fascinating insights into China’s “Operation Fox Hunt.” The leader of a village known for anti-corruption protests has been arrested for allegedly accepting bribes. After Russia becomes the first country in Olympic history to…