Senator Carl Levin talks to Charles Davidson, Executive Director of the Kleptocracy Initiative, about his legacy and current trends.
Charles Davidson, KI Executive Director, discussed Ukrainian kleptocracy with an expert panel on June 22, 2016. Watch the video…
The latest articles and media featuring KI and its mission to confront threats posed by kleptocracy.
On April 27, 2016 KI hosted the English-language premiere of “Who Is Mr. Putin?” Based on investigations by journalists Anastasia Kirilenko and Vladimir Ivanidze, the film documents the origins of Putin’s private wealth and rise to power.
Volodymyr Groisman, Ukraine’s new Prime Minister, owes his political career to President Petro Poroshenko. He will have trouble pushing through important reforms if his mentor does not allow it.
When you come from Russia with cash, many people are only too happy not to ask questions about where it came from.
Rehabilitating a Russian plutocrat with the help of a federally funded U.S. institution.
The United States has the chance to make greater use of a tool that has held foreign officials to account for flagrant corruption and human rights abuses. That tool is targeted sanctions, refined to squeeze culpable officials and minimize collateral damage to innocent people and businesses.
Ben Judah, author of Fragile Empire and This is London, explains how the West has become part of the offshore looting machine, enabling the growth of kleptocracy in Russia and Ukraine.
KI Program Associate Ju Young Lee poses “undiplomatic questions” for President Xi Jinping’s state visit.