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A ‘Bloody’ Trade: Inside the Murky Supply Chain Bringing Syrian Phosphates Into Europe

European countries have recently resumed imports of phosphate — a key ingredient in fertilizer — from Syria. The trade enriches sanctioned oligarchs, war profiteers,...

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Smoke and Mirrors: How the “Father” of Iraq’s Cigarette Smugglers Built An Empire

Iraqi tycoon Nizar Hanna Nasri sits atop an empire spanning pharmaceuticals, liquor imports, and some of Erbil’s most spectacular real estate developments. But his success was built ...
29 Jun 2022

“A Capitalist to the Heart”: An Iraqi Tobacco Tycoon Thrived in the Chaos of Sanctions and War

Iraqi tycoon Waheb Tabra worked with Saddam Hussein's son in the 1990s before making a fortune smuggling cigarettes. Since the U.S. invasion, he has become a symbol ...
29 Jun 2022

Reporting from Exile: A Webinar with Russian Journalist Roman Anin

Russian journalist Roman Anin, the editor in chief of Important Stories (IStories), will participate in a live webinar on July 19 to share insights and answer questions ...
24 Jun 2022

“Putin’s Dacha” on Lake Ladoga is Growing Under Supervision of Non-Profit Linked to LLCInvest

Leaked documentation from construction companies reveals the lavish details of a property linked to Putin.
23 Jun 2022
Olesya Shmagun (OCCRP) and Denis Dmitriev (Meduza)

Russian Tankers Delivering Oil to EU Ports Despite Sanctions

A Russian state-backed shipping company sanctioned by the U.S. and EU in February continues to deliver crude oil to European ports, analysis of company records and live ...
22 Jun 2022
Khadija Sharife and Kevin G. Hall

New Albanian Airport Raises Cronyism, Environment Concerns

Environmentalists warn Vlora airport will irreparably damage a key Mediterranean wetland. Questions are also being raised about the politically connected consortium behind the lucrative airport deal.
21 Jun 2022
Lindita Çela (OCCRP)




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