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Kazakhstani Initiative on Asset Recovery
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Kazakhstan is caught in a vicious cycle of debt. The pan­dem­ic has only made it worse

A cul­ture of cred­it was nur­tured for years in the Central Asian state, but now many left job­less by the…

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Kazakhstan’s green econ­o­my: Greenbacks for the Nazarbayevs?

Companies close to the for­mer pres­i­dent enjoy a monop­oly on lucra­tive recy­cling fees. Right around the time that Kazakhstan set out its…

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H.R.3847 — 117th Congress (2021–2022)

H.R.3847 — To direct the President to take such actions as may be nec­es­sary to pro­hib­it the pur­chase of public…

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Congress to Launch Counter-Kleptocracy Caucus at June 10 Event

WASHINGTON—At a vir­tu­al kick­off event on June 10, Rep. Tom Malinowski (NJ-07), Rep. John Curtis (UT-03), Rep. Bill Keating (MA-09),…

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15 Apr: Cyprus, Ghana and Kenya join grow­ing list of coun­tries to cre­ate ben­e­fi­cial own­er­ship registries

The Panama Papers scan­dal helped cre­ate a “snow­ball effect” of inter­na­tion­al aware­ness on how anony­mous cor­po­rate vehi­cles can enable tax…

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06 Apr: Panama Papers rev­enue recov­ery reach­es $1.36 bil­lion as inves­ti­ga­tions continue

Five years after the Panama Papers were first pub­lished, author­i­ties are still claw­ing back lost tax dol­lars and pros­e­cut­ing wrongdoers…

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03 Apr: The fight against off­shore crime will be a long campaign

On the fifth anniver­sary of the Panama Papers’ launch, experts say there’s been progress in the fight against dirty money…

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16 Jan: OFFSHORE LEAKS DATABASE — Mukhtar Ablyazov FORMER MINISTER OF ENERGY AND TRADE, KAZAKHSTAN (1998–1999)

Billionaire banker Mukhtar Ablyazov was Kazakhstan’s min­is­ter of ener­gy and trade from 1998 to 1999. In 2009, Ablyazov fled Kazakhstan…