Biden Can’t Fight Corruption Without Help From Europe
To stop drug traffickers, criminals, and kleptocrats from laundering their loot, the United States and EU must join forces.
Should Trump Be Prosecuted?
History shows that holding former leaders to account pays off—if it’s done in the right way.
Why Biden Needs to Confront Corruption
If the U.S. president-elect is serious about restoring the rule of law and democracy, he needs to first tackle the global menace of graft.
Document of the Week: Aid Donors Blast UNDP for Resisting Appeals to Fight Corruption
A dozen wealthy donor states press the United Nations Development Program to investigate allegations that funds were misappropriated from a Russia climate program it managed.
If Trump Wins, America Could Look a Lot Like Bulgaria
Corruption, oligarchs, and media concentration have weakened Bulgarian democracy.
Is This Nigeria’s Arab Spring Moment?
The protests that began as a movement against police brutality have much bigger goals—including regime change.
Nigeria’s Next-Generation Protest Movement
Demonstrations against police brutality—organized on social media and powered by artists and musicians—have shown Nigeria’s youth that they have the power to change society.
Peacekeeping Missions and a Marshall Plan Won’t Save Mali
The country needs stronger institutions to bolster public confidence in the democratic system. The international community can help.
Kyrgyzstan’s Protests Won’t Keep Corrupt Criminals Out of Politics
Members of the criminal underworld have long turned to politics to avoid prosecution. Ousting one set of corrupt leaders in favor of another won’t end the country’s crisis.
Trumpworld’s Corruption Is as Globalized as the Ultra-Rich the President Mingles With
Elliott Broidy and others are connected to globe-spanning scandals.
Can One Woman Fix a Failed State?
Hodan Osman couldn’t stamp out Somalia’s endemic corruption. But she made sure the country’s soldiers got paid.
India’s Democracy Is Under Threat
New Delhi’s crackdown on dissent is endangering free speech and the entire system of criminal justice.
Is Spain’s Royal Family Finished?
Corruption charges against the former king forced him into exile—and the latest scandal could be the nail in the coffin for the monarchy.
How to Tackle Coronavirus Corruption
Latin American governments have a chance to model a better version of the inspector general, with even greater autonomy, to address graft in the public health sector.
Najib’s Dirty Money
Is the guilty verdict in the prime minister’s corruption trial a sign of hope or business as usual?
The Dictator-Run Bank That Tells the Story of America’s Foreign Corruption
BCCI was a kleptocratic institution whose influence reached the White House—and a model for today’s global crooks.
IMF Loans Will Further Entrench Corruption in Egypt
Recently disbursed IMF funding will only help the Sisi regime and entrench its rule.
Our Top Weekend Reads
Bias against individuals with disabilities is influencing lockdown easing, Kenya is heading for dictatorship, and the Trump administration is hurting Western unity in the Balkans.