Countering Transnational Kleptocracy: How Democracies Can Lead the Way Countering Transnational Kleptocracy: How Democracies Can Lead the Way
Countering Transnational Kleptocracy: How Democracies Can Lead the Way
June 19, 2018
By Nate Sibley Reports of the prominent Russian investigative journalist Arkady Babchenko’s demise turned out to have been greatly exaggerated. His re-appearance at a press conference the day after he was reportedly gunned down in Kyiv in May should not distract from the alarming trend that made his ...
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The 16+1 Initiative: China’s Divisive Equation for Central and Eastern Europe The 16+1 Initiative: China’s Divisive Equation for Central and Eastern Europe
The 16+1 Initiative: China’s Divisive Equation for Central and Eastern Europe
June 5, 2018
By Martin Hala With the toppling of its communist regimes, Eastern Europe embarked on a transformation inspired most immediately by Western Europe’s example. As East European states entered the EU accession process, the prospect of integration into an affluent and democratic Europe became a key driv ...
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How Beijing is Reshaping the Infrastructure of Development How Beijing is Reshaping the Infrastructure of Development
How Beijing is Reshaping the Infrastructure of Development
May 10, 2018
By Shanthi Kalathil Through means subtle and strategic, China has reshaped the arena of development assistance. Beijing has emerged as an alternative source of infrastructure financing and become an institutional player through its Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) and New Development Bank ...
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Neutralizing ‘Corrosive Capital’ in the Balkans Neutralizing ‘Corrosive Capital’ in the Balkans
Neutralizing ‘Corrosive Capital’ in the Balkans
May 8, 2018
By Martina Hrvolova Earlier this year, Serbia and Russia sealed a deal to construct the Serbian Stream pipeline, a project that will further strengthen Gazprom’s dominance in the energy sector in the Balkans. Dependence on Russian energy has already adversely affected the ability of countries in the ...
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