The US has frozen tens of billions of dollars worth of assets belonging to Russians and their government. A legal scholar explains why confiscating them is a bit trickier.
An elite palace coup is possible in Moscow to remove Vladimir Putin or persuade him to step down due to the war in Ukraine. But it would take time.
Ukraine was becoming increasingly linked with the global economy. Russia’s invasion puts its progress at risk.
The British courts will now have longer to investigate and can target companies that own properties in questionable arrangements. But key issues remain unresolved.
The live protest on one of Russia’s main state-owned TV news bulletins is a blow to Putin because of his near total control of broadcasting in the country.
The targeting of elite interests has been at the centre of recent sanctions policies, including sanctions on Russia. We look at the effectiveness of targeting in Iran in the 2010s.
An expert on oligarchs explains how they came to be Russia’s richest and most powerful people and scrutinizes their relationship with Putin.
The Russian president has already shown he will come down hard on domestic opposition to the war in Ukraine.
Putin’s militarized security state has been growing since 2004 at the expense of social services and living standards for Russians.
Highly compensated ‘enablers’ such as financial experts, lawyers, accountants, notaries, estate agents and company service providers are assisting oligarchs, dictators and criminals around the world.
After Russian oligarchs stepped in to help with the coronavirus response, Putin upped their taxes. But it’s unlikely to phase them.
Oligarchs have made headlines recently as the impeachment hearings against President Donald Trump move forward.
Vladimir Putin position in the Kremlin looks more secure than ever, and he has shut down almost all the avenues for a genuine challenge.
Boris Nemtsov’s warning about the festering bureaucratic corruption under Putin made him powerful enemies.