Corruption Could Mean Ukraine Loses a Future Peace
Reconstruction partners must be careful not to hand money to oligarchs.
Why Corruption Thrives in the Philippines
A Marcos might soon be back in power in Manila. That’s because political dynasties are more powerful than parties.
The West Must Widen the War on Kleptocracy
Russian sanctions have shown how democracies can flex their power.
Hernández’s Arrest Won’t Stop the Drug War
Washington continues to empower repressive and corrupt Latin American governments through flawed security initiatives.
Why Muqtada al-Sadr Failed to Reform Iraq
Iraq’s most recent election promised change but ended up entrenching the establishment.
Can London Cleanse Itself of Dirty Russian Money?
Bill Browder on why the U.K.’s new Economic Crime Bill isn’t enough to kick out Russian oligarchs.
How to Stop Former Western Leaders From Becoming Paid Shills for Autocrats
From Gerhard Schröder to Tony Blair, former officials have cashed in by repping autocrats and their proxies.
Ones and Tooze Podcast: Boris Johnson and the Sordid Arithmetic of Partygate
Also on the show: How much will that midlife crisis cost you?
Why Is Taiwan Bankrolling a U.S. Lobbyist for Guatemala?
Taipei’s checkbook diplomacy is poised for a showdown with Washington’s anti-corruption agenda.
How a Plea Bargain for Netanyahu Could Realign Israeli Politics
The terms offered would keep him out of prison but also out of office.
The Human Rights vs. National Security Dilemma Is a Fallacy
Advocacy organizations can’t protect human rights without challenging U.S. military support for tyrants and the corrupt influence of the defense industry and foreign governments.
The U.S. Has a Police Brutality Problem. So Does Bangladesh.
Dhaka’s denial of extrajudicial killings is imperiling its relations with Washington and exposing the country’s corrupt police and undemocratic institutions.
Why Ukraine’s Fight Against Corruption Scares Russia
The country’s democratization and ongoing efforts to fight entrenched graft and cronyism are a threat to Putin’s model of governance.
Biden Takes Aim at Kleptocrats
The United States is finally taking big steps to close the loopholes that make America a money laundering haven.
How Delaware Became the World’s Biggest Offshore Haven
Kleptocrats, criminals, and con artists have all parked their illicit gains in the state.
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.