Making a Killing

By Hudson Institute

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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.

Episode Date
Ep. 7: Risks and Opportunities for the Fight Against Kleptocracy
Paul Massaro, Casey Michel and Nate Sibley discuss Rudy Giuliani’s alleged foreign entanglements, London libel lawyers, and returning stolen assets to Venezuela. Paul explains how the U.S. can speed up support for anti-corruption measures in vulnerable countries caught between democracy and dictatorship.
May 06, 2021
Ep. 6: Bill Browder and Maria Snegovaya on Alexei Navalny and Putin’s Kleptocracy
Bill Browder and Maria Snegovaya join Nate Sibley to discuss Alexei Navalny and corruption in Russia. Paul Massaro and Casey Michel look at shell companies and money laundering in Canada.
Apr 22, 2021
Ep. 5: Matthew Caruana Galizia on Malta’s Kleptocracy
Matthew Caruana Galizia, director of the Daphne Caruana Galizia Foundation, talks to Nate Sibley about his mother’s legacy of exposing elite corruption in Malta. Paul Massaro and Casey Michel discuss Alexei Navalny, golden visas, and Hong Kong shell companies.
Apr 08, 2021
Ep. 4: Mary Butler on the US Kleptocracy Asset Recovery Initiative
Mary Butler, Chief of the International Unit at the US Department of Justice’s Money Laundering and Asset Recovery Section, talks to Nate Sibley about seizing and returning stolen assets. Paul Massaro and Casey Michel discuss coordinating sanctions against human rights abuses and corruption in China, and the central role of lawyers in facilitating transnational corruption.
Mar 25, 2021
Ep. 3: Daria Kaleniuk on Ukraine’s Struggle Against Kleptocracy
Daria Kaleniuk, Executive Director of the Anticorruption Action Center in Kyiv, joins Nate Sibley to discuss Russia’s strategic corruption and prospects for reform in Ukraine. Casey Michel and Paul Massaro explain US sanctions against Ukrainian oligarch Ihor Kolomoisky and Israeli billionaire Dan Gertler.
Mar 11, 2021
Ep. 2: Marshall Billingslea on America’s Fight Against Dirty Money
Marshall Billingslea, a former senior US Treasury official and Financial Action Task Force president, joins Nate Sibley for a round-the-world tour of corruption and what democracies can do to fight back. Paul Massaro and Casey Michel discuss sanctions over the Navalny protests, Nord Stream 2, and Georgia’s democratic backsliding.
Feb 25, 2021
Ep. 1: An Introduction to Global Kleptocracy and Corruption
Every year, trillions of dollars are siphoned out of the developing world and laundered through tax havens into Western financial centers. Nate Sibley, Casey Michel and Paul Massaro discuss how authoritarian kleptocracy became a pervasive threat to prosperity and security - and what democracies can do to fight back.
Feb 11, 2021
Welcome to Making a Killing
Host Nate Sibley welcomes you to "Making a Killing," a new podcast from the Hudson Institute's Kleptocracy Initiative.
Feb 03, 2021