On October 19, Hudson Institute’s Kleptocracy Initiative hosted a discussion of the threats posed by kleptocracy to states bordering the Russian Federation.
The expansion of the Kremlin’s kleptocracy is seriously undermining the integrity of Europe. Nowhere is this threat more salient than in the Baltics, Eastern Europe, and Ukraine, whose security is directly threatened by Russia’s exported corruption, disinformation, and military aggression.
Pushing back against Russia’s kleptocratic onslaught should be a major national security and foreign policy priority for the U.S. and its allies.
- Introductory remarks by Ambassador Rolandas Kriščiūnas and Charles Davidson
- Panel I: Current State of Play with Karen Dawisha, Daniel Karson, Marius Laurinavicius, and Liudas Jurkonis
- Panel II: The Case of Ukraine with Ben Judah and Aivaras Abromavičius
- Panel III: Pushing Back with Kurt Volker, David Kramer, Charles Davidson, and Jonas Grinevičius
Ambassador Rolandas Kriščiūnas
Ambassador to the United States from the Republic of Lithuania
Executive Director, Kleptocracy Initiative, Hudson Institute
Author of Putin’s Kleptocracy: Who Owns Russia?
Chairman, The Americas, Investigations and Disputes, Kroll
BAFF Security Research Fellow, Hudson Institute
Baltic Region Leader, Ernst & Young
Director for Eastern Europe and Russia, Embassy of Lithuania
President, The McCain Institute
Senior Director for Human Rights and Democracy, The McCain Institute
Author of This is London and Fragile Empire
Former Minister of Economy and Trade, Ukraine