Hips Don’t Lie (and Neither Do Receipts)
Latin American leaders—and pop stars—are ensnared in the Pandora Papers leak.
The Fatal Flaw in the West’s Fight Against Autocracy
The Pandora Papers reveal the critical role Western countries play in enabling autocrats.
How Art Dealers, Real Estate Agents, and Hedge Funds Enable Corruption
If Biden is serious about fighting corruption, he needs to regulate 10 key white-collar professions.
Hezbollah Is Trying to Be Lebanon’s Savior
As the country’s economic desperation grows, the Shiite sectarian group is promising to provide for anyone in need.
The Kremlin’s Don’t-Get-Out-the-Vote Campaign
Russia isn’t cracking heads ahead of this weekend’s parliamentary vote—just boring people away from the polls.
America’s Money Lost the Afghan War
It’s unclear whether Washington can ever cure its addiction to enabling its allies’ corruption.
Don’t Blame the Afghans
If the United States fails to understand its mistakes, it will continue to repeat them.
Can Ghana’s Young Protesters Become a Political Force?
A recent demonstration transcended traditional ethnic and political divisions—but youth leaders will have to do more than protest to achieve lasting change.
Why Is America Cooperating With Militaries Running Criminal Rackets?
U.S. international security cooperation urgently needs an overhaul by Congress.
South Africa Needs the UAE’s Help to Fight Corruption
The Emirati government should extradite the Gupta brothers. Sheltering them risks damaging its diplomatic and financial reputation.
Oligarchs’ Favorite U.S. Visa Might Not Last
Calls are growing louder to fix the “golden visa” program that has flooded the United States with dubious foreign money.
Zuma’s Arrest Is a Victory for the Rule of Law in South Africa
By imprisoning a former president, the country has set an example for constitutional democracies across the world.
Biden’s Dangerous Corruption Obsession
Rooting out graft may be good politics at home, but it won’t fix Latin America’s socioeconomic woes.
Biden Jump-Starts Fight Against Kleptocracy
New memorandum puts anti-corruption efforts at the heart of national security strategy.
The U.S. Midwest Is Foreign Oligarchs’ New Playground
Forget Manhattan or Monaco; it’s cities like Cleveland that are now attracting ill-gotten money from abroad.
Nigeria Is a Failed State
The first step to restoring stability and security is recognizing that the government has lost control.
The Republic of Congo Is a ‘Dark Debt’ Pioneer
The African nation’s leaders have developed new public financing schemes that generate vast amounts of money—and mostly benefit themselves.