A very qualified individual, with global professional credentials and first world work experience, hired by third world governments with the main purpose of rubbing off their credibility on the regime without necessarily being allowed to make bold and sustainable changes. 

The captive expert is often used as a spokesperson to the world, whenever there is potential for great embarrassment to the third world regime. Resignation is seen as a sign of the government’s failure or impending doom, so this is vehemently discouraged by the regime. As the captive expert is, more often than not, likely to be compromised, secret service organizations keep a dossier on their activities. If needed, these dossiers become resources through which a forcing of hand can be easily achieved… 

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