Kleptocrats

Congress Takes Aim at Think Tanks and Their Corrupt Money

1 day ago   |   The New Republic

Years after Donald Trump's 2016 campaign thrust the threat of unregistered foreign lobbying back into the national spotlight, Congress is finally pushing to end some of the...
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Raiders of the Looted Assets: Inside the High-Stakes Race to Recover Qaddafi's Ill-Gotten Billions

19 days ago   |   Vanity Fair

While spooks, treasure hunters, and lawyers search for cash, gold, and antiquities, Libya offers a lesson-and 1,001 cautionary tales-about how to recoup loot from kleptocrats.
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The UAE's New Leader Is Turning the Tiny Kingdom Into a Major Power Player

25 days ago   |   Time

President Biden sent more than condolences when the nominal leader of the United Arab Emirates died. The entire top tier of his Cabinet-Vice President, CIA Director...
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Ukraine's Corrupt Oligarchs Are Looking Toward the West to Rehab Their Reputations

1 month ago   |   The New Republic

As Russia continues to flail in Ukraine, a cast of familiar figures are attempting to suddenly rebrand themselves as alleged pro-Western forces on the right side of the fight...
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Ferdinand ‘Bongbong' Marcos Jr., a Dictator's Son, Takes Huge Lead in Philippine Presidential Election

Ferdinand ‘Bongbong' Marcos Jr., a Dictator's Son, Takes Huge Lead in Philippine Presidential Election

1 month ago   |   Time   |   3 articles

Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr., the 64-year-old son of a kleptocratic dictator, has a huge lead in race to become the next president of the Philippines' following the election...
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Journalist says Britain has become a safe deposit box for oligarchs' ill-gotten gains

1 month ago   |   NPR

Butler to the Word author Oliver Bullough says the UK has developed a system of bankers, lawyers, accountants and PR managers who work to help Russian kleptocrats hide their...
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Can Kazakhstan Shed Its Kleptocratic Past?

1 month ago   |   Foreign Affairs

As Almaty battles to recover its stolen state assets, it will need Western support.
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Jared Kushner's Saudi Scam Is the Swampiest Thing He's Ever Done

2 monthes ago   |   The New Republic

The ascension of Donald Trump's political career over the past decade has had very little upside for the American people. Still, one silver lining that's stood out as a...
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