Dictators Without Borders: Power and Money in Central Asia

Unabridged Audiobook

Written By: PhD Cooley, John Heathershaw

Narrated By: Jonathan Yen

Publisher: Tantor Media

Date: March 2017

Duration: 10 hours 45 minutes

Summary:

Weak, corrupt, and politically unstable, the former Soviet republics of Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, and Uzbekistan are dismissed as isolated and irrelevant to the outside world. But are they? This hard-hitting book argues that Central Asia is in reality a globalization leader with more extensive involvement in economics, politics, and security dynamics beyond its borders than any other world region. Yet Central Asia's international activities are mostly hidden from view, with disturbing implications for world security. Based on years of research and involvement in the region, Alexander Cooley and John Heathershaw reveal how business networks, elite bank accounts, overseas courts, third-party brokers, and Western lawyers connect Central Asia's supposedly isolated leaders with global power centers. The authors also uncover widespread Western participation in money laundering, bribery, foreign lobbying by autocratic governments, and the exploiting of legal loopholes within Central Asia. Riveting and important, this book exposes the global connections of a troubled region that must no longer be ignored.

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Dictators Without Borders: Power and Money in Central Asia

by PhD Cooley, John Heathershaw

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Dictators Without Borders: Power and Money in Central Asia, PhD Cooley, John Heathershaw