Marshall talks with Nate Sibley, host of the Making a Killing podcast (a project of Hudson’s Kleptocracy Initiative), about KI’s work investigating and exposing corruption across the globe. Nate goes over the tools kleptocrats use to steal and launder dirty money—including in the United States—and what the U.S. government can do to fight back.
Counterbalance is a foreign policy podcast that embodies Hudson’s tradition of challenging conventional wisdom. The Trump era attacked the elite consensus regarding several key issues, including the rise of China, American policy toward the Middle East, and the compartmentalization of domestic and foreign policy. Many observers in the media and in establishment foreign policy circles are presenting the advent of a Biden presidency as a total repudiation of President Trump’s policies and a return to “normalcy.” But, regardless of how one feels about the Trump era or any of his specific policies, there is no turning back the clock. The elite foreign policy consensus will never be the same. Counterbalance will reckon with what’s next.