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A President's Support of Stolen Asset Recovery and the Fight Against Impunity

Mark V. Vlasic | Posted 09.24.2012 | World
Mark V. Vlasic

We know that the end of the era of impunity for corrupt leaders may not come today, tomorrow or the next day, but collaborative endeavors reflect the international community's will to curb economic abuse and support critical national-led efforts to promote good governance and fight corruption.

Understanding the Mindset of a Dictator

Bekeh Utietiang | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Bekeh Utietiang

Dictators do not see the uprisings against them as a sign that their regimes are unpopular.

Thugtatorship: The Highest Stage of African Dictatorship

Alemayehu G. Mariam | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Alemayehu G. Mariam

In a thugtatorship, the purpose of seizing and clinging to political power is solely to accumulate personal wealth for the ruling class by stealing public funds and depriving the broader population scarce resources necessary for basic survival.

Betraying the Tribe: Michela Wrong and the Foundations of African Corruption

Jake Whitney | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Jake Whitney

Wrong's new book, It's Our Turn To Eat: The Story of a Kenyan Whistleblower, confronts the question of African corruption head on and finds there's plenty of blame to go around.