Senator Carl Levin talks to Charles Davidson, Executive Director of the Kleptocracy Initiative, about his legacy and current trends.
For a long time now, the West has lived off its Cold War reputation in Eastern Europe: looked to as a beacon of democracy or the defender of the dissident underground. But this reputation is now spent, thanks to Western complicity in offshore finance’s pillage of post-Soviet states.
Many people are working to counter the threat posed by kleptocracies. Meet the journalists, agencies, and NGOs dedicated to fighting pervasive corruption, exposing criminal enterprises, and unraveling the secretive world of offshore finance.