President Biden has established fighting corruption as a "core national security interest" and instructed his Cabinet to recommend a new whole-of-government strategy to do so. To form such a strategy, the Biden administration will be required to assess the nature and size of the threat of weaponized corruption.
Openness need not empower authoritarian abuse of international institutions. Democratic leadership can contest the erosion of liberal values.
Common interests and shared values are necessary for durable bilateral relations—and the United States shares neither with Russia.