Oliver Bullough at the TRACE London Forum
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by Alexandra Wrage
1y ago
Speaking at the TRACE London Forum, Oliver Bullough, author of Butler to the World, discusses the UK’s role as an enabler of financial crime, efforts toward accountability, the balance between transparency and privacy, and the weaponization of lawsuits in British courts to silence journalists ..read more
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When Companies Negotiate with Terrorists
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by Alexandra Wrage with Dorothee Myriam Kellou
1y ago
Investigative journalist Dorothee Myriam Kellou tells the story of the Lafarge plant in Syria that was ultimately taken over by ISIS ..read more
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Daphne Caruana Galizia: her work, her murder and the chance for justice
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by Alexandra Wrage with Paul Caruana Galizia
1y ago
Paul Caruana Galizia, a journalist with Tortoise media, joins the podcast to talk about the work of his mother, Daphne, the growing danger she perceived as her investigations reached the highest circles of power in Malta, and now the criminal proceedings against the two men who killed her.  Paul also discusses the Daphne Foundation and the incredible journalistic community that worked together, again, to prove that killing a journalist won’t kill their story ..read more
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Corruption, Sanctions and Putin’s War Regime
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by Alexandra Wrage with Leonid Volkov
1y ago
This week, we hear from Leonid Volkov who spoke at the recent TRACE London Forum.  Leonid is Alexei Navalny’s Chief of Staff and Political Director of the Anti-Corruption Foundation.  He discusses the role of corruption in Putin’s Russia as well as the impact of sanctions and the toll that rampant corruption is taking on Russia ..read more
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Creating a Culture of Compliance: Jonathan Drimmer
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by Alexandra Wrage with Jonathan Drimmer
1y ago
Jonathan Drimmer of Paul Hastings describes how to create and sustain a culture of compliance ..read more
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The Brooklyn FIFA Trial
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by Alexandra Wrage with Declan Hill
1y ago
International sports expert, Declan Hill, returns to the podcast to discuss the FIFA trial that concluded in late December and the outlook for meaningful reform ..read more
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The Congo’s Cobalt Rush
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by Alexandra Wrage with Nicolas Niarchos
1y ago
Freelance journalist Nicolas Niarchos joins the podcast to discuss his excellent piece in the New Yorker: The Dark Side of Congo’s Cobalt Rush. Nick also describes his recent incarceration and that of his Congolese colleague, Jeef Kazadi, during their ongoing investigation in the DRC ..read more
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Fat Leonard: An Update
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by Alexandra Wrage with Tom Wright
1y ago
Tom Wright joins the podcast to discuss the latest developments in the ‘Fat Leonard’ story, summarized from his lively podcast series by the same name.  Tom recorded hours of interviews with Leonard Glenn Francis and so brings fresh insight to this lengthy saga as we await Leonard’s sentencing in response—seven years later—to his 2015 guilty plea ..read more
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“Very Bad People”
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by Alexandra Wrage
2y ago
Patrick Alley, co-founder of Global Witness and author of Very Bad People: The Inside Story of the Fight Against the World’s Network of Corruption, joins the podcast to discuss the early days of his Global Witness investigations, how their efforts gained momentum and where we should be focusing our attention next ..read more
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“Blood and Oil: Mohammed Bin Salman’s Ruthless Quest for Global Power”
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by Alexandra Wrage with Bradley Hope
2y ago
Bradley Hope discusses his excellent book about the rise of Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman and key milestones like the “Ritz Carlton Prison”, the kidnapping of Prime Minister Hariri of Lebanon and the murder of Jamal Khashoggi. He also discusses some of MBS’s modernization efforts and what the Kingdom might look like if he hadn’t risen to a position of power ..read more
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