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Anti Corruption

To End School Shootings, Tackle Government Corruption

Charlotte Hill | Posted 06.13.2014 | Politics
Charlotte Hill

I think it's possible to stop school shootings, or at least dramatically reduce them. Simply put, we need more gun control. But the sad reality is that we're not going to get more gun control until we've fixed a deeper, more pervasive problem: political corruption.

Syria: Pro-War Senators Took 83% More Money From Military Industry

Josh Silver | Posted 11.12.2013 | Politics
Josh Silver

As soon as Foreign Relations Committee members take money from the very companies that stand to make millions from military action, we the people can no longer be unequivocally sure that they are making decisions purely on the merits of what's best for our nation.

Setting the Tone for Transparency

Badr Jafar | Posted 10.20.2013 | Business
Badr Jafar

Until we develop a culturally-relevant and widely accepted concept of what constitutes poor corporate practice in a specific country or region, we cannot develop mechanisms that effectively promote good governance and stamp out corruption in that location.

A Blow Against Corruption as Oil, Gas and Mining Global Transparency Advances

Frank Vogl | Posted 06.22.2013 | World
Frank Vogl

Shining a bright light on the global operations of major multinational corporations, including details of the cash they pay to foreign governments, will not end corruption. But, it is a very good start on a long and vital journey.

Hilary's Fight for Freedom -- Her Crucial Legacy

Frank Vogl | Posted 05.01.2013 | Politics
Frank Vogl

No U.S. secretary of state devoted as much energy, time and determination to encourage non-governmental organizations (NGOs) in many difficult and dangerous parts of the world to speak truth to power.

How Will India Confront its Corruption Crisis?

Ronak D. Desai | Posted 04.27.2013 | World
Ronak D. Desai

India has a long way to go in its fight against corruption. The task facing the world's largest democracy is a herculean one. Its citizens have proven that they are ready to rise to the challenge. Hopefully, their government is too.

Combating Corruption in Transition Countries

John Sullivan | Posted 03.01.2013 | World
John Sullivan

It is important to recognize that corruption is not just a moral problem: it is an institutional problem, a matter of the underlying incentive structures that determine why things work the way they do. This understanding is key to effecting lasting change.

Is Corruption Getting Worse?

Robert Greenhill | Posted 02.06.2013 | World
Robert Greenhill

Sunday marks World Anti-Corruption Day, a time to pause and ask ourselves: is corruption getting worse or are we simply becoming more open about discussing the problems that exist?

Rethinking the Fight Against Corruption

Daniel_Kaufmann | Posted 01.28.2013 | World
Daniel_Kaufmann

Merely adopting a new anti-corruption law, creating another commission, or launching another 'campaign' will not get the job done. We can no longer fight corruption by simply fighting corruption alone.

Chicago's Corruption Doesn't End at City Limits

Dick Simpson | Posted 08.25.2012 | Chicago
Dick Simpson

The usual story has been that Chicago is corrupt but the suburbs are examples of honest, effective government. This week, with University of Illinois at Chicago colleagues and students, I am releasing a report that proves that popular image false.

More Corporate Executives Are Using Bribery In Hunt For Growth

Reuters | Posted 07.22.2012 | Business

LONDON, May 23 (Reuters) - A growing number of senior executives around the world are willing to pay bribes to win or keep business, as the hunt for...

Spirituality in India: Countering the Roots of Corruption

Sri Sri Ravi Shankar | Posted 05.30.2012 | World
Sri Sri Ravi Shankar

Spirituality and practices offer a counterweight to corruption and bring ethics and fair practice to government, business, and daily life.

Corruption Watchdogs Have a Hot New Blogger: Jack Abramoff

Steve Clemons | Posted 04.04.2012 | Media
Steve Clemons

Holy Indian reservation roulette wheels Batman! The newly launched Republic Report, an anti-corruption blog focusing on how self-interested dollars are warping the public-interest responsibilities of America's democratic institutions, has actually hired convicted felon Jack Abramoff to be one of its lead bloggers.

Harvard Punishes Free Speech in India

Cleo Paskal | Posted 02.18.2012 | Media
Cleo Paskal

It's going from bad to worse to farce for free speech in India. In fact, by the time you reach the end of this blog, its contents might be illegal on the subcontinent.

Technology Is Helping the Fight Against Corruption

Caroline Anstey | Posted 02.08.2012 | Technology
Caroline Anstey

As we mark International Anti-Corruption Day, we should acknowledge that there is no single quick fix for curbing corruption. But there are steps that can and should be taken to raise the cost of being corrupt -- to send a powerful message that corruption doesn't pay.

Weeding Out Corruption In India

Cleo Paskal | Posted 01.04.2012 | World
Cleo Paskal

From the newly educated middle class to those in rural areas, people are becoming aware that the local corrupt officials are part of a larger system that is smothering the country and stealing the future from their children.

Roots of Corruption in India

Cleo Paskal | Posted 01.02.2012 | World
Cleo Paskal

Individual by individual, an anti-corruption wave is growing within Indian civil society. In recent months, people from all sectors of Indian society have said 'enough is enough' and, each in their own way, are doing something about it.

Corrupt Times Lead India To Spiritual Leaders

Lisa Cleary | Posted 01.02.2012 | Religion
Lisa Cleary

Anna Hazare has tapped into a spiritual appeal -- renunciation, fasting, asceticism. This has made it difficult for the government to oppose him without appearing churlish.

Oldest Tech, Newest Hero?

Alan W. Silberberg | Posted 10.22.2011 | Technology
Alan W. Silberberg

Due to a combination of demographics, technology and tradition, the biggest social media in India is not one of those we think of usually.

Dan Froomkin

Dodd-Frank Provision: Human Rights Groups Call On SEC To Finalize Rule

HuffingtonPost.com | Dan Froomkin | Posted 09.13.2011 | Politics

A major international anti-corruption provision in the Dodd-Frank financial reform legislation remains stalled at the Securities and Exchange Commissi...

Why Corporate Counsel Must Implement Stringent Corporate Anti-Corruption Policies in 2011

Ben Kerschberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Ben Kerschberg

As we turn the corner into the new year, corporate counsel need to identify important legal issues facing their companies in 2011.

Why Oversight Matters: The Consequences of Hiring Criminals and Insurgents to Guard US Bases

Erica Gaston | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Erica Gaston

When U.S.-employed base guards commit extrajudicial killings, kidnappings, or other harassment of the local population with no consequences, the local community holds the U.S. responsible.

Budget Accountability Must Be Strengthened to Advance Human Rights in Africa

Christina Holder | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Christina Holder

That Zambian officials stole millions from the health budget is particularly reprehensible in a country where 14% of the population has HIV/AIDS, and over one in 10 children dies before age 5.

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...

How to Launch a Successful Anti-Corruption Drive in Afghanistan

Ershad Ahmadi | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Ershad Ahmadi

While it is important to ensure that people have the fear of getting caught and punished for corrupt behavior, it is also crucial to streamline processes, reform laws and minimize opportunities for corruption.