Under President Vladimir Putin, lawlessness has taken over the Russian state, including its law enforcement branch. Putin’s system and its proxies are exploiting both the domestic and international legal system to their own benefits. This system stands in sharp contrast to Western rule of law, but it utilizes the Western financial and legal system to its own benefit. The US justice system needs to address this exploitation of the US judiciary for nefarious purposes and act decisively to safeguard US democratic institutions.
The report, which is authored by Dr. Anders Åslund, senior fellow with the Atlantic Council’s Eurasia Center, outlines the ways the Kremlin is exploiting the US judicial system to undermine the rule of law both in Russia and in the United States. The Atlantic Council brings together a panel of experts to discuss this topic.
The conversation is joined by Dr. Anders Åslund, senior fellow, Eurasia Center, Atlantic Council; Mr. Bill Browder, founder and CEO, Hermitage Captial Management; head, Global Magnitsky Justice Campaign, Mr. Pavel Ivlev, former lawyer, Yukos Oil Company; chairman, Committee for Russian Economic Freedom; and Mr. Casey Michel, reporter, ThinkProgress; and is moderated by Ms. Brittany Beaulieu, fellow and program officer, Alliance for Securing Democracy, German Marshall Fund of the United States.