Russia’s ruling elite have used corruption not only to line their own pockets, but also as a tool of domestic political control and global power projection.
Central African autocrats are using their stolen money to outmaneuver their opponents and deflect international criticism.
A review of China’s Eurasian Century? Political and Strategic Implications of the Belt and Road Initiative by Nadège Rolland.
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