Congress Can Do Better to Fight Weaponized Corruption
An understaffed agency vital to U.S. security desperately needs a bigger budget.
U.S. Lawyers Are Foreign Kleptocrats’ Best Friends
How the United States’ legal community became global oligarchs’ most useful enablers.
Biden Can Engage Southeast Asia Without Compromising U.S. Values
To counter China in the region, the United States should fight corruption and abuses while increasing investment and security cooperation.
Ukraine’s Debt Problem Spells Trouble
If the government continues to pile up debt without necessary reforms, it will set its economy on the road to ruin.
Is Jacob Zuma Headed for Jail?
South Africa’s former president failed to show up at a corruption inquiry. The country’s Constitutional Court is now deciding whether he should be arrested.
Report: Corruption in U.S. at Worst Levels in Almost a Decade
Corruption runs rampant in most countries, and that has big impacts on things like health care.
Israel’s Arabs May Help Netanyahu Avoid Trump’s Miserable Fate
Netanyahu is courting Arab voters in a bid to win the election, curry favor with Biden, save the Abraham Accords, and stay out of prison.
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.
America’s Cultural Institutions Are Quietly Fueled by Russian Corruption
New data exposes the long reach of foreign oligarchs in the world of philanthropy.
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.