|Tutu Alicante‘s working paper, “To Catch a Kleptocrat: Lessons Learned from the Bien Mal Acquis Trials in France,” tells the story of how Equatoguinean Vice President Teodoro Obiang was convicted of kleptocracy-related offenses in France. It draws insight from this example to offer lessons for civil society organizations interested in using strategic litigation to combat transnational kleptocracy.
In a Power 3.0 Podcast episode entitled “Investigating Transnational Kleptocracy,” Miranda Patrucic explains how the cross-border networking of investigative journalists can be an effective tool for countering the challenge of modern transnational kleptocracy by following the money across international borders.
In “Dictators in Moneyland,” Power 3.0 Podcast guest Oliver Bullough discusses how transnational kleptocracy—the process by which illicit money is stolen in one location, laundered through anonymous off-shore vehicles, and spent in jurisdictions where it is safe from interference—corrodes democratic and rules-based institutions.
Melissa Aten spoke with Ilya Lozovsky on the Troika Laundromat Investigation and Journalism’s Role in Fighting Networked Kleptocracy about OCCRP’s recent “Troika Laundromat” investigation and the vital role collaborative journalism plays in combating transnational kleptocracy.
In the Power 3.0 Podcast episode “Contextualizing China’s Corrosive Capital,” Martin Hala discusses the impact of China’s economic and political investments in the Czech Republic and elsewhere in Central and Eastern Europe, revealing these investments’ surprising ability to influence and impact governance institutions in the region and beyond.
Tutu Alicante in a Power 3.0 Podcast episode entitled “Countering Kleptocracy From the Inside Out” examines the transnational elements of Equatorial Guinea’s kleptocracy, including its impact on regional and international institutions, and how coalitions of transnational civil society groups can respond.
On May 10, Christopher Walker testified before the U.S. House Foreign Affairs Committee on “Dollar Diplomacy or Debt Trap? Examining China’s Role in the Western Hemisphere,” noting that China’s leadership is placing increasing importance on exerting influence and shaping the political operating environment through its economic engagement.