Oligarchy

Tracking how the super rich are changing the world for the rest of us. Currently on hiatus, stay tuned for updates.

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A Turkish bank defies US law and demands diplomatic immunity
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Western countries struggle to curtail Russian economic activity
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How to buy a superyacht on the cheap
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Reconstruction without graft will determine Ukraine’s future
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The U.S. devised sanctions to influence ordinary Russians
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Reliance on private companies jeopardize sanctions
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US Congress makes a 13th attempt to reign in dark money
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Sanctions against Russia are working, but they alone can’t end kleptocracy
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Does Britcoin have a future? Central Bank Digital Currencies have a moment
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From Bahamas to the UK, the super rich tussle over real estate
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The dirty money governments recover isn’t worth the paperwork
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Governments outsource sanctions enforcement to private industry to mixed results
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Building new capital cities is a sop for kleptocracy
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Russian oligarchs are more connected to the Kremlin than previously thought
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Corruption threatens war gains in Ukraine