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Would You Like to Build This Dam (With a Little Bribe)?

Peter Bosshard | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Peter Bosshard

A few weeks ago, I got an e-mail from an engineering firm in Pakistan. Out of the blue, the firm offered me the contract to build the Hingol Dam and four similar projects.

Afghanistan, Iraq Amongst The Worlds Most Corrupt Countries

AP | KIRSTEN GRIESHABER | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

BERLIN — Afghanistan has slipped three places to become the world's second most-corrupt country despite billions in aid meant to bolster the gov...

What a Difference a Year Makes: Will We Ever Have Truth in Politics?

Lisa Solod | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Lisa Solod

Arianna Huffington 's headline in HuffPo Tuesday was "Obama One Year Later: The Audacity of Winning vs The Timidity of Governing." On Wednesday's Ha...

The Top 5 Socio-Political Business Risks for 2010

Michael Shtender-Auerbach | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Michael Shtender-Auerbach

Below is a list of the top five sociopolitical risks that global multinationals must be aware of, prepare for, and confront proactively, lest they face the prospect of falling behind.

Chevron's Man in Ecuador: Felon, Drug-Trafficker, and Liar, Oh My!

Han Shan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Han Shan

To defend itself in a major environmental lawsuit in Ecuador, it appears that American oil giant Chevron is employing methods -- and people -- that are as dirty as the toxic waste pits it left scattered across the rainforest floor.

Small Town Illinois Sheriff Charged With Pot Dealing And Murder-For-Hire

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

MURPHYSBORO, Ill. — A southern Illinois sheriff already accused of selling marijuana, often while on duty, now faces charges of solicitation of ...

Better Evidence Will Lead To More Justice In Afghanistan

Jonathan Horowitz | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Jonathan Horowitz

Rule of law is the lynchpin to long-term stability in Afghanistan. Yet the military's tradition of steering clear of law enforcement activities, especially evidence-gathering responsibilities, is weakening the justice system.

China Finds $1.5 Billion Held By Corrupt Officials

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

BEIJING — China has found $1.5 billion in public money held illegally by officials across the country in a crackdown since June, the latest meas...

China Executes Corrupt Trader Yam Yanming; $9.5 Million Missing

Posted 05.25.2011 | World

BEIJING (AP) -- China executed Tuesday the former manager of a securities company who embezzled millions of dollars -- the first execution of an execu...

Going Broke in Albany, Part 2: Where's a Press-Induced Panic When We Need One?

Will Schwartz | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Will Schwartz

There's a good chance we're on the verge of entering a new financial era in New York State. An era that will be defined by the cutting, gutting, and slashing of our social services.

The Problem With a Jobs Bill -- And With Everything Else

Dave Johnson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Dave Johnson

As long as our economy is structured to pass everything up to a few at the top, stimuli can't work well, and jobs bills can't work well, either. Neither can anything else.

Indonesia's Military Reform is Meaningless: Human Rights Watch

Sara Schonhardt | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Sara Schonhardt

The Indonesian government has retreated from a law aimed at ridding the country's military of its "dangerous" money-making ventures, according to a report from Human Rights Watch released Tuesday.

Our Corrupt Occupation of Afghanistan

Robert Naiman | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Robert Naiman

Is it just me, or is the pontification of Western leaders about corruption in Afghanistan growing rather tiresome? There is something very Captain R...

Kenya: Corrupt Cops Caught In The Act (VIDEO)

ntv | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

By NTV Traffic police officers caught on camera collecting bribes from motorists have been interdicted. Get HuffPost World On Facebook and Twitter...

Karzai: Afghan Corruption Issue 'Blown Out Of Proportion'

Reuters | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

A defiant Afghan President Hamid Karzai defended his record on corruption in an interview broadcast on Friday, saying the issue that has damaged his r...

What Is Patriotism?

Janet Ritz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Janet Ritz

President Obama may deserve criticism. But trying to undermine his presidency, his legitimacy, his personal safety, especially in a time of war, is unpatriotic at best.

James Traficant, Who Served Seven Years In Prison May Try To Return To Congress

AP | THOMAS J. SHEERAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

CLEVELAND — Former Rep. James Traficant, who was recently released from prison after serving seven years for corruption, said Thursday that he i...

Going Broke in Albany, Part 3: Why We're Still Screwed

Will Schwartz | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Will Schwartz

I bet this Deficit Reduction Plan (DRP) won't last us through May. That's about six months before the next bout of calamity.

Exec Pleads Guilty To Bribing NY Pension Officials

AP | DAVID B. CARUSO | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

NEW YORK — A California venture capitalist pleaded guilty Thursday to charges that he helped his company land a lucrative deal with New York's p...

Going Broke in Albany, Part 1: Explaining The Budget and How We're Botching It

Will Schwartz | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Will Schwartz

If the Senate gets their way, in just a few years we'll end up having to gut education, Medicaid, and public assistance. In just a few months, we'll have to lay off state employees.

Transparency Recognized

Josh Ruxin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Josh Ruxin

Rwanda is an example of nation that's taken great steps to eliminate the kind of corruption that fosters resentment, frustration and despair, and can hold an entire people back from achieving their potential.

New Tools for Peace in Afghanistan

Jim Wallis | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Jim Wallis

Development and humanitarian assistance can no longer be an afterthought; they must be central to any strategy the U.S. government puts forward in Afghanistan.

Absolute Corruption Is the Rule in America

David A. Love | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
David A. Love

Often, people will look at a high-profile example of corruption, and conclude that the egregious act is an exception to the rule. In reality, it might be the tip of the iceberg.

Rethink Afghanistan: 3/4 Of Afghan Corruption Cases Involve Westerners (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | World

One of the biggest obstacles the U.S. faces in stabilizing Afghanistan is the widespread level of corruption throughout the country. A McClatchy repo...

Sad I Ran

Reverend Billy | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Reverend Billy

"Corruption" now means "Democracy." "Affordable housing" means "Eviction." And New York City's imitation Greatness is polished.