Global Economy

Dictators without borders

Each of the five Central Asian states, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan is home to consolidated authoritarian regimes and poorly governed states. After more than two decades of independence

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Global Economy

The rise of the Kleptocracy

In Western countries, large scale corruption is often seen as a problem of other places. But corruption in countries in Asia and Africa depends on a network of professional intermediaries

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Global Economy

Dark Money & Politics

Democracy is threatened by organisations such as the Institute of Economic Affairs that refuse to reveal who funds them. A mere two millennia after Roman politicians paid mobs to riot on

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US Politics

Trump’s Russian Laundromat

Russian mob money helped build Trump business empire. A stunning report in The New Republic alleges that, whether Donald Trump knew it or not, for decades he made a large

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