The Struggle to Expose Kleptocracy’s Enablers The Struggle to Expose Kleptocracy’s Enablers
The Struggle to Expose Kleptocracy's Enablers
February 6, 2018
By Alexander Cooley, John Heathershaw, and JC Sharman One of the key features of contemporary transnational kleptocracy is how routine and commonplace it has become. Unlike their strictly illicit counterparts—narcotraffickers, smugglers, and terrorists—who operate in the shadows and conceal their tr ...
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The Point of Sharp Power The Point of Sharp Power
The Point of Sharp Power
February 5, 2018
By Christopher Walker In recent years, Russia and China have poured considerable resources into arenas typically associated with “soft power,” a term coined by the American political scientist Joseph S. Nye and understood as the “ability to affect others by attraction and persuasion.” Either directl ...
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The Disinformation Crisis and the Erosion of Truth The Disinformation Crisis and the Erosion of Truth
The Disinformation Crisis and the Erosion of Truth
February 1, 2018
By Dean Jackson In a famous 1927 defense of free speech, U.S. Supreme Court Justice Louis Brandeis wrote “If there be time to expose through discussion the falsehood and fallacies, to avert the evil by the processes of education, the remedy to be applied is more speech, not enforced silence.” His wo ...
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Russia’s Kleptocratic Projection of Power Russia’s Kleptocratic Projection of Power
Russia's Kleptocratic Projection of Power
January 31, 2018
By Dylan Myles-Primakoff The restoration of Russia’s status as a world power has been a top ideological priority of the country’s Putin-era government. The Russian economy, however, poses a significant impediment to this goal. Even during the relative boom years of 2000-2007, the size of the country ...
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