International Security & Foreign Policy

Countering Global Kleptocracy: A New U.S. Strategy for Fighting Authoritarian Corruption

Grant Year: 2019


Ben Judah and Nate Sibley will lead an effort to develop a strategy for countering the actions of kleptocrats in authoritarian countries who engage in financial crime and corruption, exploit vulnerabilities in the global financial system, and corrupt actors in the West. They will map the authorities of various U.S. government departments and agencies, collect information on U.S. efforts to date to fight kleptocracy, explore and document the illicit and quasi-licit financial activities of major authoritarian regimes, and reexamine the obligations and burdens U.S. banks and other intermediary agents face in combating kleptocracy. The project’s findings will appear in a monograph and a series of briefings and articles.

Hudson Institute International Security & Foreign Policy

$175,000