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Corruption

Presidential Ethical Standards Are Rooted In The Constitution

Elizabeth B. Wydra | Posted 12.15.2016 | Politics
Elizabeth B. Wydra

While the concerns about foreign influence and financial corruption implicated by Trump's business dealings go back to our political beginnings, what is far less certain is what happens now that these potential constitutional problems have been identified.

Officials Who Break the Rules

Paul Ekman | Posted 12.14.2016 | Politics
Paul Ekman

December 14th, 2016 Nearly every day we read about some official -- the head of a college, a business, a religious organization or a government agenc...

Tackling corruption together: A call for collaboration

Kristin Berglund | Posted 12.11.2016 | Business
Kristin Berglund

The knowledge of how to fight corruption is growing, and the effect of these learnings can be amplified if business, governments and international ins...

Ethics in the swamp: the rot of corruption

Katherine Marshall | Posted 12.09.2016 | Religion
Katherine Marshall

Corruption is a live topic today. Since 2005, international anti-corruption day has been "celebrated" on December 9, in hopes that a visible day marki...

Bringing International Corporations To The Anti-Corruption Table

Charles H. Rivkin | Posted 12.09.2016 | Business
Charles H. Rivkin

Since his first day in office, Secretary of State John F. Kerry has maintained that economic policy is foreign policy and vice versa. This principle r...

South Korea's National Assembly Votes To Impeach President Park Geun-Hye

The Huffington Post | Nick Robins-Early | Posted 12.09.2016 | World

South Korea’s national assembly voted on Friday to impeach President Park Geun-hye, escalating the country’s enormous political scandal and potent...

Is Trump Already Running Afoul of the Constitution?

Andy Schmookler | Posted 12.06.2016 | Politics
Andy Schmookler

This piece is running this week in newspapers in my conservative congressional District (VA-06). ************ On January 20, Donald Trump is schedul...

U.S. Policy Should Appeal To Chinese Public Opinion

Doug Bandow | Posted 12.06.2016 | World
Doug Bandow

When the Berlin Wall fell 27 years ago, signaling the end of communism as a serious international force, no one cared much what people in China though...

Open Data: A Win-Win Model for Facilitating Transparency, Corporate Social Responsibility, and Human Rights-affirming Development

Atif Choudhury | Posted 12.02.2016 | Business
Atif Choudhury

This article was originally published on Advocates 4 International Development's Student Blog "Of Cambodia, the world only remembers about the Khme...

What's Good for Business is Bad for Corruption: The Importance of Transparent Ownership

Joanna Rees | Posted 12.01.2016 | Business
Joanna Rees

As an investor, I do my homework before determining that a certain investment is a good decision. From risk assessments and market volatility to poten...

The Violent Face Of Grand Corruption

Elisa Peter | Posted 11.30.2016 | Impact
Elisa Peter

Together we can create the momentum needed to reverse repression against citizens who simply want to reap some of the benefits derived from the exploitation of their natural endowment.

Trump's Corporate Takeover Of Federal Agencies

Robert Weissman | Posted 11.29.2016 | Politics
Robert Weissman

Although the Trump team has kicked registered lobbyists off the transition, at least 13 of the 71 landing team members have been registered lobbyists in the past, some as recent as last year.

Black Friday Sale on White House Officials A 'Yuge' Success

Marty Rudoy | Posted 11.27.2016 | Comedy
Marty Rudoy

Washington DC: Goodyear Satire Co.-- Eighty-seven ambassadorships were sold by the incoming Trump Administration on Black Friday, shattering the reco...

Muddling Through in Mauritania: The Long, Long Road From Revenue Transparency to Government Accountability

Till Bruckner | Posted 11.15.2016 | World
Till Bruckner

What do iron and fish have in common? Answer: Mauritania, a largely desert country of less than four million people in north-western Africa, is immens...

South Korea Endgame Could See Park Geun-Hye Exiting Presidency In Disgrace

Reuters | Annum Masroor | Posted 11.15.2016 | World

SEOUL, Nov 15 (Reuters) - South Korean President Park Geun-hye faces mounting calls to step down over a political scandal amid indications that parlia...

Why Trump Won

Daniel Wagner | Posted 11.09.2016 | Politics
Daniel Wagner

That the entire presidential electoral process has been turned into a multi-billion-dollar enterprise where 'entertainment' trumps substance turns my stomach. That said, this election appears also to represent an important turning point.

Fight Corruption, Save The Planet

Juliet Sorensen | Posted 11.08.2016 | Green
Juliet Sorensen

As the climate change community gathers this week in Marrakesh for the first Conference of Parties to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change ("...

This Congress Has Spent One Million Hours Raising Money

Nick Penniman | Posted 11.03.2016 | Politics
Nick Penniman

Imagine you were just put in charge of a corporation with a $6 billion budget and more than 20,000 employees that had the ability to control $4 trillion in market activity. Now imagine that you find out that members of your senior management team are spending half their time doing something other than their jobs.

I Paid A Bribe, Former Unaoil Employee Told FBI

The Huffington Post | Jessica Schulberg | Posted 11.01.2016 | Politics

Late one summer night in 2009, Lindsey Mitchell, a manager for the Monaco-based oil services firm Unaoil, parked his SUV in a dark lot outside a coffe...

A Look At The 2016 Election And Days Gone By

Jeff Sorensen | Posted 10.19.2016 | Politics
Jeff Sorensen

What would an alien do if it were given these two options? Well, the alien would probably ask why the hell the entire planet was separated so much and at war when it's just a piece of dust in the scheme of the universe.

Albania's Deep-Rooted Drug Problem Touches All Of Europe

Luke Coffey | Posted 10.06.2016 | World
Luke Coffey

But the level of corruption emanating from the political elite and the country's role in Europe's illegal drug trade--both occurring with the alleged complicity of senior government officials--should concern policymakers in Washington, D.C., and across Europe.

Saving Afghanistan From the Edge of Failure

Mohammad Shafiq Hamdam | Posted 10.03.2016 | Politics
Mohammad Shafiq Hamdam

In the last two years, Afghanistan has been facing unprecedented challenges. However, several major development projects have initiated, launched or completed. But the government has failed to deliver its promises. Thousands of Afghans died in violence.

Donald Trump's Relationship With Russia Should Seriously Disturb Americans

Fernando Espuelas | Posted 10.04.2016 | Politics
Fernando Espuelas

This is not another Birther conspiracy. This is the story of how GOP nominee Donald Trump has become Vladimir Putin’s choice for President of the Un...

The Definition of Insanity

Tom Allon | Posted 09.28.2016 | New York
Tom Allon

If you do the same thing over and over and over again and expect a different result each time, that is called insanity. Our city and state government...

Do We Have The Courage To Prune The Behaviors That Refuse To Die? Can We Cut The Ego Down To Size?

Beth Green | Posted 09.27.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Beth Green

Photo by Sarah via Flickr To many of us, fall feels like a new beginning because we associate fall with the start of school and the end of that langu...