On April 19, 2017, Hudson Institute hosted a conversation with the Minister of Finance of Ukraine and Walter Russell Mead
Marius Laurinavičius on a recent Senate hearing exploring the role of U.S. allies bordering Russia – and how they help defend American democracy.
Ben Judah and Daria Kaleniuk discuss Ukraine’s new asset declaration law.
On October 19, KI hosted a discussion of the threats posed by kleptocracy to the Baltics, Eastern Europe, and Ukraine.
Charles Davidson, KI Executive Director, discussed Ukrainian kleptocracy with an expert panel on June 22, 2016. Watch the video…
Oliver Bullough explains the three-stage process by which kleptocrats hide, transfer and legitimize their stolen wealth.
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.
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.
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.
Kleptocrats are individuals who use political power to misappropriate a country’s wealth for their own purposes. The following stories highlight the secret world of havens where kleptocrats hide their wealth.