Kleptocracy’s Corrosive Impact on Democracy: Launching the Countering Kleptocracy Newsletter

September 15, 2022

By Melissa Aten

The Russian invasion of Ukraine has brought the issue of transnational kleptocracy to the foreground like never before. Maintaining a kleptocratic architecture along its border was a

Countering Kleptocracy After Russia’s Invasion of Ukraine: A Conversation with Jason Sharman

September 6, 2022

Russia’s war in Ukraine highlighted the transnational impact of kleptocracy in financing and empowering autocratic regimes. Russian oligarchs living abroad were sanctioned and stepped down from the boards of influential Western institutions, and other measures were taken to choke off this transnational,...

We’re Back! Relaunching Power 3.0

September 6, 2022

Welcome back to the Power 3.0 podcast! Here at Power 3.0, we explore how new forms of authoritarian influence are reshaping the contest over democratic values. On monthly episodes, we’ll be talking with remarkable guests about their expertise and personal experiences. You’ll hear from civil society activists,...

Responding to COVID-19’s Impact on Democracy: Two and a Half Years Later

July 28, 2022

By Ryan Arick and Ariane Gottlieb

Over the past two and a half years, the COVID-19 pandemic has ravaged societies and lives everywhere. Globally, the threat to democracy’s health has been comprehensive, too. Even as the pandemic potentially wanes, the crisis will continue...

Sanctioning Pipelines and Oligarchs Is Not a Silver Bullet to Stop Putin’s War in Ukraine

July 20, 2022

By Kate Watters

After Russia invaded Ukraine on February 24, 2022, Western governments moved swiftly to sanction many Russian oligarchs and corporations, especially those closely associated with Vladimir Putin. Threatening Russia's oil and gas revenues was seen as a silver bullet in the current...

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