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Stolen Asset Recovery Initiative

Congressional Monuments Men? The Role of Congress in Fighting Terrorist Financing, While Preserving Our Cultural Heritage

Mark V. Vlasic | Posted 02.05.2015 | World
Mark V. Vlasic

On the eve of Thanksgiving, the Congressional Anti-Terrorism and Proliferation Financing Task Force conducted a briefing on Islamic State in Iraq and ...

A President's Support of Stolen Asset Recovery and the Fight Against Impunity

Mark V. Vlasic | Posted 09.24.2012 | World
Mark V. Vlasic

We know that the end of the era of impunity for corrupt leaders may not come today, tomorrow or the next day, but collaborative endeavors reflect the international community's will to curb economic abuse and support critical national-led efforts to promote good governance and fight corruption.

Robert Zoellick: "Getting Stuff Done" at the World Bank and Beyond

Mark V. Vlasic | Posted 07.10.2012 | World
Mark V. Vlasic

Last Friday was Robert B. Zoellick's last day as president of the World Bank Group. While he may leave many legacies behind, perhaps one that stands out is embodied in his commencement address for RAND Graduate School: "Getting Stuff Done."

International Stolen Asset Recovery As a Development Issue -- A World Bank President's Legacy?

Mark V. Vlasic | Posted 04.21.2012 | World
Mark V. Vlasic

While future commentaries will chronicle Robert B. Zoellick's acts and deeds, it is worth pausing, this weekend, as he completes his last major world forum as president, to recall the initiative he launched at his first major world forum.

Gaddafi's Mansion: An "Arab Spring" Example of Asset Recovery

Mark V. Vlasic | Posted 03.30.2012 | World
Mark V. Vlasic

The British judgment is the first major successful recovery of what is estimated to be billions in personal assets the Gaddafis and their associates allegedly obtained during regime's nearly forty-year reign.

Stolen State Money: Trillions Lost Annually, Only Billions Have Been Recovered

Corbin Hiar | Posted 09.24.2011 | World
Corbin Hiar

The uprisings of the Arab spring have brought renewed attention to long-standing accusations that kleptocratic regimes throughout the Middle East have plundered their nations' assets. But recovering those assets remains a daunting challenge.