The Rise of Kleptocracy: Power and Plunder in Putin’s Russia

Article
January 2018

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. 

The Rise of Kleptocracy: Autocrats versus Activists in Africa

Article
January 2018

Central African autocrats are using their stolen money to outmaneuver their opponents and deflect international criticism.

Globalization Chinese-Style

Article
October 2017

A review of China’s Eurasian Century? Political and Strategic Implications of the Belt and Road Initiative by Nadège Rolland.

Turkmenistan: Grasping for Legitimacy

Article
July 2017

Turkmenistan’s authoritarian president Gurbanguly Berdimuhammedov attempted to use sham democratic elections in February 2017 to bolster his legitimacy both at home and abroad. 

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