Category Archives: money laundering

Dec. 14: Washington DC Hudson Institute Kleptocracy Initiative

I’m on the Kleptocracy Initiative Advisory Board and will participate in an important event as part of a series called “China’s Crony Capitalism: Kleptocracy with Chinese Characteristics” The event will be December 14 from 12 to 2 pm at the Stern Policy Center, Hudson Institute, 1201 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW Suite 400, Washington DC. China’s anti-corruption… Read More

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Stolen Future: Atlantic Council/Newsweek Major Issue Paper by Diane Francis on Russia-Ukrainian Corruption

Atlantic Council published May 10, 2016 Diane Francis’ new issue brief, “Stolen Future,” exposes the depth and breadth of the economic devastation a corruption fueled oligarchy has wrought in Ukraine. In the wake of the Euromaidan Revolution, Ukraine has the opportunity to break the cycle of wealth appropriation which has plagued both Russia and Ukraine… Read More

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Atlantic Council: Putin and corruption threaten Ukraine, the west

Russian President Vladimir Putin is pivoting and wants to withdraw from the Donbas but keep Crimea, according to Iegor Soboliev, the head of the Ukrainian parliament’s anti-corruption committee. “He wants to give it back to us right now. He doesn’t need the Donbas,” he said in an interview on October 5. “Unfortunately, he will try… Read More

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Europe’s Next Wave of Migrants May Come From Ukraine

n chess, a player is in “zugzwang” when no move will rescue his situation. Russian President Vladimir Putin has put Ukraine in “zugzwang” and, as things now stand, the country is unable to move forward militarily, economically or diplomatically. Without relief, Europe may end up with another deluge of asylum seekers, this time from Ukraine…. Read More

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Money Laundering threat to Global Economy

A recent report by Washington think tank Global Financial Integrity reveals the fatal flaw in the world’s globalized financial architecture: It has not been accompanied by a globalized governance and regulation system. This became alarmingly apparent in 2008 when the world’s financial system collapsed due to incompetence and skullduggery by Wall Street and U.S. mortgage… Read More

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Global Financial Integrity conference: Washington DC

I’m attending Illicit Financial Flows: The Most Damaging Economic Problem Facing the Developing World Begins: September 21, 2015 at 12:00 PM Ends: September 22, 2015 at 05:00 PM Link: http://org2.salsalabs.com/o/6204/p/salsa/event/common/public/?event_KEY=79280 National Press Club 529 14th Street NW, 13th Floor Washington, Here’s the conference agenda and speakers: Please join Global Financial Integrity (GFI) for a two-day… Read More

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