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Neil Barnett
Kleptocracy Watch
Dirty Foreign Money’s Existential Threat to Democracy

Cultivating corrupt political proxies in order to sow chaos in the West is a game as old as the Comintern itself. But a set of technological, social, political, and above all financial innovations have made the old playbook much more effective.

A World Transformed
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The Populist Threat to a Precarious Peace

The countries of Central and Eastern Europe face the starkest challenges to stability in the wake of the election of Donald Trump.

After Brexit
The UK Returns

Brexit was supposed to herald Britain’s retreat from a global security role. Precisely the opposite is more likely to be true.

Money & Politics
Who Funded Brexit?

Meet Arron Banks, the previously little-known insurance entrepreneur who bankrolled Leave.EU and might be set to take over UKIP.

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"Peak" Oil?

The UK may have just found its biggest new reserve of offshore crude this century.

Land of the Rising Gun

Shinzo Abe is not letting the North Korean crisis go to waste.

Recovery?

The Obama Recovery didn’t do much for the housing sector.

Suburbanization

Will we see a third ring of suburbs?

Asia's Game of Thrones

Time will tell if this strategy will backfire, generating more pushback from potential allies like South Korea.

Not Dead Yet

But this weekend’s protests, impressive as they were, are a long way from constituting a lasting threat to Putin’s power.

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