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Foreign Agents

John Feffer | Posted 04.09.2015 | World
John Feffer

It's time for a confession. I have worked as a "foreign agent."

The Very High Cost of Global Corruption

Russ Warner | Posted 03.26.2015 | Politics
Russ Warner

Although the United Nations did create the Financial Action Task Force to combat these problems, many times the task force is prevented from achieving its objectives by governments that refuse to cooperate. And why would governments refuse to cooperate? I think you know why.

The Philippines Has Come Such a Long Way

Daniel Wagner | Posted 05.05.2015 | World
Daniel Wagner

President Aquino has demonstrated that it is possible to be part of political dynasty yet be focused on the common good, and achieve enough in a single term of office to transform the country from the sick man of Asia to one of its leading economies.

Africa's Rising Political Violence

Daniel Wagner | Posted 03.18.2015 | World
Daniel Wagner

It would be nice to be able to say that the threat of Islamic fundamentalism has peaked in Africa, and that the worst is over, but given the current state of affairs that simply is not the case. In all likelihood, the threat will grow -- considerably -- in the years to come.

Out of the Mouth of Babes: 'Making Corruption' at the Expense of Children in Liberia

Robtel Neajai Pailey | Posted 02.09.2015 | World
Robtel Neajai Pailey

At the moment, children across the country like my niece are out of school because, among other problems, too many people have been 'making corruption' at their expense.

New Global Corruption Scores Must Be A Wake Up Call to UN and World Bank

Frank Vogl | Posted 02.02.2015 | Politics
Frank Vogl

The leading multilateral institutions like to hold meetings on this topic and pontificate and yet their record of helping to reduce corruption in many of the world's poorest countries is lamentable. They continue to enjoy overly cozy relations with thoroughly corrupt governments.

Here's How Bad Corruption Is Around The World

The Huffington Post | Harry Bradford | Posted 12.03.2014 | Business

Don't expect bribery to get you far in New Zealand. North Korea, however, may be a different story. A new map by Transparency International, a non-...

Will Obama Challenge Corrupt Governments At Key Summits?

Frank Vogl | Posted 01.05.2015 | World
Frank Vogl

The forces of corruption in many countries -- be they organized crime, violent gangs or government officials -- feel increasingly threatened as the anti-corruption warriors build powerful public support and find officials willing to stand up and join the cause.

Trade Trumps Anti-Corruption

Frank Vogl | Posted 12.30.2014 | World
Frank Vogl

The widespread failure by many important exporting countries to curb business corruption can only be explained by their belief that boosting exports is far more important than reducing corruption.

​A ​Courageous Reporter And A Corrupt Chinese Communist Official

Frank Vogl | Posted 11.26.2014 | Crime
Frank Vogl

According to documents released by the court on September 24, Liu Tienan was accused of accepting about $5.8 million in bribes from five companies between 2002 and 2012. Liu Tienan also received a Porsche and a Beijing villa.

Can the Philippines' Afford a Single Aquino Term in Office?

Daniel Wagner | Posted 11.02.2014 | World
Daniel Wagner

The Philippines cannot afford to backtrack. If the constitution is not changed, and Aquino does not run, win, and serve a second term, the country risks losing its hard won gains, and could easily fall back into some bad habits.

Islamic Extremism in Africa

Daniel Wagner | Posted 08.25.2014 | World
Daniel Wagner

In spite of all the resources devoted to fighting Somalia-based Al Shabaab in recent years, the group has grown stronger, and continues to cross the region's borders with impunity. The same is true with Boko Haram in Nigeria and Al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb.

Kenya, Corruption, and Terrorism

Daniel Wagner | Posted 08.18.2014 | World
Daniel Wagner

Kenya is too important to fail. The government knows it, and so donor governments. So its dependence on foreign aid will also continue. Let us hope that Kenya does not become part of the African Confederation of Failed States.

Nepal's Inspiring Anti-Corruption Activist

Subhash Ghimire | Posted 07.15.2014 | Impact
Subhash Ghimire

Nepali media is littered with cases of misuse of public funds in every part of the country. One woman is fighting to change that.

Corruption -- An Epidemic of Epic Scale in India

Siddharth Chatterjee | Posted 06.04.2014 | World
Siddharth Chatterjee

Corruption is an epidemic tearing into India's foundation and economic wellbeing. It can only be fixed by those who live in this country -- 'we, the people'.

Transparency International Nixes Edward Snowden

Russell Mokhiber | Posted 03.31.2014 | Business
Russell Mokhiber

When Transparency International (TI) met in November 2013 for its annual meeting in Berlin, on the table was a resolution, sponsored by TI Germany and...

Putin's Sochi Challenge

Daniel Wagner | Posted 04.07.2014 | World
Daniel Wagner

While Mr. Putin may rightly bask in the light of his many accomplishments in foreign policy, and having presided over the energy boom that thrived during much of his first term in office, he is now faced with some serious issues that cast a pall over Sochi.

Anti-Corruption Is Marching Ahead

Frank Vogl | Posted 02.18.2014 | World
Frank Vogl

As hundreds of millions of people, many very poor, across most of the world obtain Internet connections, see web-based news that governments find hard to censor, even in China, so the pressures on authorities to attack graft mounts.

Middle East and North Africa: Holding Public and Private Corruption Accountable

Mehrunisa Qayyum | Posted 02.16.2014 | World
Mehrunisa Qayyum

Since December 9th was "International Anti-Corruption Day", global watchdog Transparency International encouraged dialogue over Twitter using the m...

Corruption Is Bad And Getting Worse In Mideast Hotspots

AP | DAVID RISING | Posted 12.03.2013 | World

BERLIN (AP) — Corruption is bad and getting worse in three Middle Eastern countries that experienced Arab Spring uprisings launched in part to comba...

Which Country Has The Greasiest Palms?

The Huffington Post | Carlo Davis | Posted 07.10.2013 | World

If you paid a bribe sometime in the last year, you are not alone. According to a new survey by corruption watchdog Transparency International, more th...

Sin, Corruption And What Religions Can Do About It

Katherine Marshall | Posted 07.22.2013 | Religion
Katherine Marshall

Religious ideas, leaders, institutions and communities are missing links in much of the public conversation about public integrity. That is not as it should be.

Lebanese Journalists Trained to Cover/Uncover Corruption

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 06.21.2013 | Media
Magda Abu-Fadil

It's a very ambitious plan that will require a gargantuan effort on journalists' part given the stakes involved, as members of parliament and ministers are not obliged to divest themselves of business interests.

Kenya's Message to the West

Daniel Wagner | Posted 05.22.2013 | World
Daniel Wagner

Uhuru Kenyatta's disputed election to the presidency of Kenya earlier this month raises a host of questions regarding its legality, Kenyatta's indictment at the International Criminal Court (ICC), and whether Kenya will become isolated as a result.

The Road Ahead for Bulgaria

Daniel Wagner | Posted 03.15.2013 | World
Daniel Wagner

If Bulgaria seeks to attract more foreign investment and become a more mainstream EU member, Sofia must address the corruption issue head on. Moreover, the Bulgarian people must continue to demand greater accountability from their leaders.