A story in “The Bell,” published by IRP fellow Elizaveta Osetinskaya, details how a November 2017 meeting between Russian President Vladimir Putin and Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir paved the way for gold mining in the Sudan by Russian companies. Evgeny Prigozhin, a businessman connected with Putin whose companies include private security firm the Wagner Group, is a prime beneficiary of these concessions.
A Pacific Standard analysis by former IRP fellow Antonia Juhasz, finds the oil and gas industry to be among the tax bill’s greatest financial beneficiaries. The 2017 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act is reported to provide a total of $25 billion in direct one-time benefits to 17 oil and gas companies.
After interference in the U.S. elections, the West considers Russia to be a serious cyberforce. But can Russia really ban major foreign internet services, à la China? A failed attempt to shut down instant-messenger service Telegram suggests the answer may be “no,” reports The Bell, founded by IRP Fellow Elizaveta Osetinskaya.
The Bell, founded by IRP Fellow Elizaveta Osetinskaya, was the first to interview Vladimir Uglev, one of the developers of the nerve agent, “Novichok”, which was used to poison former Rusian intelligence agent Sergei Skripal and his daughter, Yulia, in the United Kingdom.
Former IRP Fellow Antonia Juhasz explores how her father’s native Hungary dealt with mementos and statues from the Soviet era after the collapse of the Eastern Bloc in the early 1990s. She discusses what lessons may be learned as Americans begin removing Confederate monuments from public spaces.
In this op-ed piece in The Moscow Times, IRP Fellow Elizaveta Osetinskaya explores the trends that are shaping the Russian media landscape in 2018.
The Bell’s story linking a Russian treason case against top cyber-crime fighters to American election hacking has been picked up by MSNBC’s The Rachel Maddow Show. The Bell was founded and is edited by IRP fellow Elizaveta Osetinskaya.
IRP fellow Elizaveta Osetinskaya’s independent Russian media outlet, The Bell, reports that Russian interference in the U.S. presidential elections is at the heart of a secretive treason case against a former FSB official and three of his alleged accomplices arrested last year.
The release of the Paradise Papers may help Russian President Vladimir Putin’s efforts to return capital from offshore tax havens, paradoxically thanks to U.S. efforts to sanction his inner circle. IRP fellow Elizaveta Osetinskaya explains how the leak may lead to Russian oligarchs being expelled from the offshore tax paradises.
IRP Director John Temple’s interview with Filipina investigative journalist Raissa Robles was covered by Jon Cana on ABS-CBN News’s Balitang America, a daily news program. The event, which took place October 10 at the UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism, looked at Robles’ career as an investigative journalist and the current situation in the Philippines.
Central Bank chief, Elvira Nabiullina, has spent the past three years working to reform Russia’s banking system. Last month, the Central Bank took over 75 percent of the country’s largest private lender, Otkritie. IRP Fellow Elizaveta Osetinskaya explores the story for The Moscow Times.
Trucking companies have shorted drivers out of fair pay, forcing them into debt and threatening them into working longer hours, according to a USA TODAY Network investigation by UC Berkeley journalism alumni Brett Murphy, who began his reporting on the story as a student at the IRP.
A judge has agreed to hear new evidence in a California terrorism case, which was the subject of a series in The Intercept by IRP reporter Abbie VanSickle.
IRP’s Abbie VanSickle presents a comprehensive timeline of Trump’s relationship to Russia from 1986 to today for Medium.
As the House Intelligence Committee begins hearings on Russia and the 2016 election, here’s what we do and do not know, by IRP’s Abbie VanSickle for Huffington Post Politics.