This was recorded at 21:00 on Wednesday night, the 23rd of February. It was 8 hours after we stopped recording at 05:00 the next day that Russia invaded the Ukraine.
Jim Henry is a godfather to the field of investigative journalism into financial secrecy, offshore finance, capital flight and kleptocracy. He published Blood Bankers in 2003 which exposed 100s of corrupt, kleptocratic infrastructure projects across the developing world which we covered in #49 of this podcast.
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00:00 – Introduction.
01:14 – 23/02 @ 21:00 – What Is The Situation Now?
04:16 – What Is Putin’s Domestic Problem?
11:14 – What Are The Sanctions Exactly & Russia’s Lousy Economy.
27:15 – How Effective Are Sanctions At The End Of The Day?
32:45 – This All Feels A Bit Unhinged.
37:42 – What Does Jim Make Of All The War Rhetoric?
43:06 – Closing Thoughts.
51:19 – Afterthoughts.
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