The Threat of Kleptocracy: States Bordering the Russian Federation October 19th Event
On October 19, Hudson Institute’s Kleptocracy Initiative held a discussion on the threats posed by kleptocracy to states bordering the Russian Federation.
The expansion of the Kremlin’s kleptocracy is now 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. Our October 19 discussion examined the current state of affairs and suggested policies for containing this threat.
Ambassador Rolandas Kriščiūnas Speaker
Ambassador to the United States from the Republic of Lithuania
Charles Davidson Speaker
Executive Director, Kleptocracy Initiative, Hudson Institute
Karen Dawisha Panelist
Author of Putin’s Kleptocracy: Who Owns Russia?
Daniel Karson Panelist
Chairman, The Americas, Investigations and Disputes, Kroll
Marius Laurinavicius Panelist
BAFF Security Research Fellow, Hudson Institute
Liudas Jurkonis Panelist
Baltic Region Leader, Ernst & Young
Jonas Grinevičius Panelist
Director for Eastern Europe and Russia, Embassy of Lithuania
Kurt Volker Panelist
Executive Director, The McCain Institute
David Kramer Panelist
Senior Director for Human Rights and Democracy, The McCain Institute