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Josh Rudolph is the senior fellow for malign finance at the Alliance for Securing Democracy at the German Marshall Fund. He is an expert in the financial channels that enable autocratic efforts to undermine and interfere in democratic institutions. Josh has researched and authored leading work on authoritarian malign finance, strategic corruption, and kleptocracy, as well as public policies to deter, detect, defund, and defend against these threats. He regularly gives private briefings and public testimonies to governmental bodies, including the U.S. Congress to the European Parliament. Josh frequently appears on national and international television, radio, and podcast programs, and has published work in The Financial Times, Foreign Affairs, Foreign Policy, The American Interest, Dallas Morning News, Just Security, and The Hill.

Before joining ASD, Josh served in a range of U.S. Government positions at the intersection of finance and national security. As advisor to the U.S. executive director at the International Monetary Fund, Josh formulated and represented official U.S. positions towards matters being decided by the IMF executive board. At the White House National Security Council, he chaired interagency diplomatic and technical work on Russia sanctions and coordinated other economic statecraft initiatives. He also served as deputy director of the markets room at the U.S. Treasury Department. Before his public service, Josh worked for seven years at J.P. Morgan in New York as an investment banker and financial markets research strategist. He received his undergraduate degree in finance from Babson College and a master’s in public policy from Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government with a concentration in international trade and finance.

Josh is currently serving a full-time assignment as Senior Policy Fellow on USAID’s Anti-Corruption Task Force under the Intergovernmental Personnel Act.

Media Mentions

I would recommend that the current Congress try to push through $100 billion in security assistance to Ukraine during the lame duck session, and also to appoint an inspector general to oversee the distribution.
When a country decides to have elections and when it thinks about joining NATO, then the Kremlin engages all resources, considers which actors it has in a certain country.
Moscow still today has a lot of ways to distribute money secretly through shell companies, think tanks or cryptocurrencies. There are plenty of possibilities.
Translated from French
You certainly see them [China] in Taiwan and Hong Kong but then also in the developed democracies of Australia and New Zealand. Increasingly, they've kind of dabbled with going further afield, whether it's the Czech Republic or Chad or Kenya, or in some limited cases, funding ads or media operations that influence the United States.
If the target is voters, then what you mainly have to do is reach those voters and let them know what’s happening to them.
The Pandora Papers have ushered in a historic moment for a sweeping policy response.
[The Pandora Papers] gives U.S. officials immense power to clamp down if they want to. Although this leak is global, the beating heart of the offshore financial system is the United States.