Charles co-founded The American Interest in 2005 with Francis Fukuyama. Charles co-founded the think tank Global Financial Integrity (2006) and chaired its advisory board, co-founded the Financial Accountability and Corporate Transparency Coalition (2009), is Executive Producer of We’re Not Broke (premiered at Sundance in 2012), and was vice-chair of the Freedom House board of trustees. He co-founded and was Executive Director of the Kleptocracy Initiative at Hudson Institute (2014-2018).
In mid-April, American Interest publisher Charles Davidson spoke with Hermitage Capital co-founder and CEO William Browder about the ongoing impact of the Magnitsky Act, which he championed, amid the Ukraine crisis and the intensifying worldwide fight against financial corruption.
Vladimir Putin’s actions in Crimea indicate just how confident he is that he has the West over a barrel. And given how the Europeans are hesitating to impose targeted sanctions on Russia’s kleptocratic elite, his calculations may prove to be correct.