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Travel Bubbles: Are We Rebuilding International Travel From the Ground Up?

October 18, 2020

Michael B. KrakatUniversity of the South Pacific   The trans-Tasman travel bubble is coming along now; the first international tourists to Australia in six months will touch down today (October 16th), with three flights from New Zealand arriving as part of the new trans-Tasman travel bubble. People who have...

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analysis , cbi , cip , citizenship-by-investment , club , flags-of-convenience , michael-b-krakat

The Many Parallels of CBI and Maritime Flags of Convenience

October 14, 2020

Michael B. KrakatUniversity of the South Pacific   Water always finds a way. The same is true for people and commerce. The ancient human urge to migrate or to conduct trade across borders follow the rules of water and path of least resistance. Citizenship by Investment (‘CBI’) programs and...

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analysis , cbi , cip , citizenship-by-investment , club , debt , industry-trends , law , michael-b-krakat

Should Countries That Sell Citizenship Disclose Their National Debt to The Buyer?

September 28, 2020

Michael B. KrakatUniversity of the South Pacific   We are living in exceptional times; debt burdens are high and the need for revenue is dire. Citizenship by Investment (CBI) laws allow the sale of citizenship without substantial naturalization periods, a contested – but overall effective – way to address...

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analysis , asia-pacific , club , coronavirus , industry-trends , michael-b-krakat , relocation , trends

What If, When Borders Reopen, CBI Citizens Actually Move to Their COVID-Free Island Havens?

September 23, 2020

Michael B. KrakatUniversity of the South Pacific   Residence- and citizenship by investment (RCBI) laws allow the sale of passports with negligible or zero naturalization requirements. Any country may consider RCBI, holding recourse to its international recognition as a state to create, tap into, and leverage the asset of...

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analysis , citizenship-by-investment , club , coronavirus , industry-trends , michael-b-krakat , residence-by-investment

The Case For Citizenship by Investment Is Never Stronger Than During Times of Crisis

September 13, 2020

Michael B. KrakatUniversity of the South Pacific   In this analysis, legal scholar Michael B. Krakat argues that, during times of crisis, the apprehensions certain quarters of society hold about RCBI tend to diminish and that this represents an opportunity for expansion. Where RCBI laws are constitutionally valid, CBI...

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club , coronavirus , michael-b-krakat , opinion , travel-restrictions , vanuatu

If We Wait to Re-Open Borders Until Travel is “Safe”, Borders Will Never Re-Open

August 18, 2020

Michael B. KrakatUniversity of the South Pacific Lecturer, Bond University   At a time of exploration and conquest long past, rulers commissioned famous jurists to write expert reports on the importance of the global freedom to travel for all (and, as sub-text, for empires to expand vis-à-vis similar aspirations...

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analysis , asia-pacific , australia , club , michael-b-krakat , opinion

Australian COVID-19 Travel Restrictions: Art. 13 of Human Rights Declaration Suspended?

August 2, 2020

Michael B. KrakatBond University, Australia   Australian returning citizens’ quarantine fees, interstate passports and restrictions on leaving the country: Health- and debt related impediments on global mobility in times of the ‘new normal.’  Citizenship today includes adaptations between the local and the global, such as is the case now...

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