Episode 15: Combating Kleptocracy: Lessons from Sanctions on Russia

In this episode, Kinga Redlowska, Head of CFS Europe, is joined by Zoe Reiter, Director for Kleptocracy at the National Endowment for Democracy (NED), and Tom Keatinge, CFS Director and author of a new RUSI paper entitled 'Combating Kleptocracy: Lessons from the Response to Russia’s War in Ukraine'.

They discuss the fight against kleptocracy, how Russia's full-scale invasion of Ukraine has energised governments in their efforts to combat modern kleptocracy, and lessons from the response to Russia's war in Ukraine.

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Kinga Redlowska

Head of CFS Europe

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Tom Keatinge

Director, CFS

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