Crime, Kleptocracy, and Politics: Developments in Modern Russia

How do the levers of corruption operate in Russia, who is in charge, and what are the geopolitical implications for the United States and its allies?

To address the role of corruption and organized crime in Russian domestic politics and its influence on U.S.-Russia relations, Hudson Institute hosted Dr. Mark Galeotti, Clinical Professor of Global Affairs at New York University and founder of NYU’s new Initiative for the Study of Emerging Threats (ISET). As the author and editor of 13 books, a frequent voice in newspaper opinion pages, and the co-host of the “Power Vertical” podcast at RFE/RL, Dr. Galeotti is a well-known expert in transnational organized crime, security affairs, and modern Russia. Charles Davidson, Executive Director of the Kleptocracy Initiative and Publisher and CEO of The American Interest, moderated the discussion.