Welcome to Arcadia, a Californian suburb that is being transformed by an influx of wealthy Chinese buyers who are purchasing multimillion dollar homes in all-cash, rarely public deals.
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.
Many people are working to counter the threat posed by kleptocracies. Meet the journalists, agencies, and NGOs dedicated to fighting pervasive corruption, exposing criminal enterprises, and unraveling the secretive world of offshore finance.