January 15, 2018

The Rise of Kleptocracy: A Challenge for Democracy by Christopher Walker...

In the January 2018 issue of the Journal of Democracy, Christopher Walker and Melissa Aten examine kleptocracy's challenge to democracy.


November 16, 2017

The Big Question: What Is the Relationship Between Kleptocracy and Authoritarianism?

The International Forum for Democratic Studies asked five leading experts about the relationship between authoritarianism and kleptocracy.


October 12, 2017

The Big Question: Kleptocracy and Russia’s Foreign Policy

The International Forum for Democratic Studies asks four leading experts about the role of kleptocracy in Russia’s foreign policy.


September 18, 2017

The Globalization of Venality: Kleptocracy's Corrosive Impact...

04:00 PM - 05:30 PM

Propelled by globalization and the openness of the international finance system, kleptocratic regimes project their power beyond their borders, purchasing regional media outlets, hiring Western PR firms, and engaging international lawyers and bankers to launder their images and protect their wealth.