Making a Killing explores how corruption is reshaping global politics, and fueling some of the most deadly security threats facing the world today - from the battlefields of Afghanistan and Iraq, to terrorist networks, nuclear proliferation, drug trafficking and other organized crime.
Making a Killing is a podcast project from the Hudson Institute's Kleptocracy Initiative, hosted by Nate Sibley.
40 | Sanctioning Russia’s War Crimes in Ukraine
Former US Treasury Assistant Secretary and FATF President Marshall Billingslea joins Nate Sibley to discuss the need for American leadership in responding to evidence of Russian war crimes in Ukraine.
39 | Yuen Yuen Ang on Corruption within China’s "Gilded Age"
How did China sustain meteoric economic growth amid vast corruption? Yuen Yuen Ang joins Nate Sibley to explore what powers China’s crony capitalism, the impact of Xi’s anti-graft campaign, and why it’s time to rethink our approach to measuring corruption.
Ep. 38 | Foreign Lobbying Loopholes with Anna Massoglia
Authoritarian regimes spend significant sums trying to influence politics within the US and other democracies. Anna Massoglia of Open Secrets joins host Paul Massaro to discuss closing US lobbying loopholes.
Ep. 37 | Russia and Ukraine with Thomas Firestone
What role has corruption played in shaping Russia and Ukraine’s diverging paths in recent decades? Thomas Firestone, a former DOJ lawyer posted in Russia who now works on corruption and national security cases, joins Paul and Nate to discuss.
Ep. 36 | Hitting Putin’s Wallets
Casey, Paul and Nate discuss whether targeting Russian oligarchs can help deter Putin’s escalating aggression against Ukraine, and whether it is time for financial warfare to become a NATO operational domain.
Ep. 35 | Ed Lucas on Fortifying Britain’s Democracy Against Kleptocracy
Paul Massaro talks to Edward Lucas about the outsized role of Britain in laundering the world’s ill-gotten gains, particularly from China and Russia, and enabling kleptocracy. They discuss what this means for democracy in Britain and globally and how Britain can fight back.
Thorough coverage of a topic that should concern everyone who cares about democracy
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Nate, Paul, and Casey are the three leading experts at the top of the field of corruption and kleptocracy studies, so they really know their stuff, and they also make it fun and engaging to hear about. Bravo!