Episode 36: Democracy and the Corrosive Impact of Illicit Finance

Alanna Putze
16 September 2022

Russia’s war in Ukraine illustrates the dangers that unchecked kleptocracy poses to democracy. Kleptocrats and corrupt actors strategically use their vast resources to advance their interests both at home and abroad.

CFCS’s Isabella Chase, Adam Smith of Gibson, Dunn and Crutcher LLP, and journalist Oliver Bullough discuss this growing transnational threat, its severe repercussions for international security and human rights, and what democratic alliances can do to stop it. This discussion was held in partnership with the National Endowment for Democracy.


September 16, 2022|Blog|