What is a Violent Kleptocracy?
Enough defines violent kleptocracy as a system of state capture in which ruling networks and commercial partners hijack governing institutions for the purpose of resource extraction and for the security of the regime. Ruling networks utilize varying levels of violence to maintain power and repress dissenting voices.
- Highly targeted and aggressively enforced sanctions.
- Anti-money laundering tools that focus on supporting efforts by banks to freeze offenders out of the international financial system.
- Asset recovery mechanisms.
- Aggressive foreign corrupt practices act enforcement.