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.
Kleptocracy Watch How to Succeed in Conflict Without Really Trying
South Sudan’s leaders have massively profited from war, a watchdog report finds. Sanctions are an option, but without a well thought out full spectrum plan accompanying them, may not lead to good things.
In Russia, Survival of the Most Corrupt
The U.S. should do more to let Russian pensioners know the Kremlin is too busy doling out billions to Putin and his buddies to give a damn about their welfare.
Kleptocracy Watch Clean Up the UN
The ‘international space’ is poorly governed, and the press doesn’t watch it as closely as it watches national politics.