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The Demise of a Vietnamese Wildlife Kingpin

Take a deep dive into how undercover investigators helped law enforcement to bring down one of the top players in Vietnam's wildlife trafficking underworld.

(Photo: Wildlife Justice Commission)


Analysis: How Kyrgyzstan is Losing its Transparency

Kyrgyzstan’s government, long known as Central Asia’s most democratic, is becoming less and less transparent — and the country’s once-active civil society appears unconcerned.

(Photo: Alina Pechenkina for Kloop)


Despite Denials, Abramovich Companies Have Supplied Materials for Russian Military

Russian oligarch Roman Abramovich’s Evraz group of companies supplied Russia’s National Guard and provided steel and explosives products to weapons manufacturers that supply the Russian military, contrary to the company’s denials of doing business with the country’s armed forces.

(Photo: ITAR-TASS News Agency / Alamy Stock Photo)


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 ship tracking shows. Experts say the company disguised its ownership of the vessels by basing subsidiaries in Cyprus and the United Arab Emirates and sailing under Liberian flags.

(Photo: Olaf Schuelke / Alamy Stock Photo)


Ukrainian Refugees Recall Ordeal of ‘Forced’ Deportations to Russia

Countless Ukrainians have ended up in Russia since the invasion. Moscow says they went voluntarily. Ukrainian officials, and many refugees themselves, say they were forced against their will.

A refugee from eastern Ukraine who unwillingly found herself in Russia with her two sons. They later made a risky escape to Europe. (Photo: Jaanus Lensment / Ekspress Meedia)