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.
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.