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It is difficult to imagine how the lives of Viktor Bout and Brittany Griner could become entwined under any circumstances other than what actually happened. On December 8, 2022, the U.S. and Russia traded Bout and Griner in a prisoner swap at an airport in Abu Dhabi.

Against the backdrop of the Russian invasion […]

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The Russian invasion of Ukraine is the single biggest threat to world peace in decades. This is not because war in Europe is in itself more important than anywhere else in the world, but because Russia, Ukraine and NATO countries have a greater capacity to inflict violence at a large scale, and because war […]

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Our latest report from the Global Arms Business and Corruption program is “Corruption in the Russian Defense Sector” by Polina Beliakova and Sam Perlo-Freeman. As the authors note in the Conclusion,

While corruption can be considered a core element of the Russian political system, which is in many ways designed to put the […]

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