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

Frank Vogl | Posted 12.03.2014 | 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.

Turkey's Fading Democracy

Alp Aslandogan | Posted 04.12.2014 | World
Alp Aslandogan

That the AKP's third term is mired in systemic corruption is discouraging for Turkey's democracy. Even more worrisome, though, is the fact that corruption has led to an authoritarian trend in which those who refuse political obedience are profiled and discriminated against.

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.

China's Rising Anti-Corruption Campaign: Who Is Next?

Frank Vogl | Posted 11.15.2013 | World
Frank Vogl

An unprecedented attack on corruption at the top of the Chinese Communist Party is now underway. Suddenly, following a spate of trials, arrests and investigations, it seems as if even the most senior leaders in the Communist Party are vulnerable.

China's Strange New Anti-Graft Target

AP | KELVIN CHAN | Posted 09.13.2013 | World

HONG KONG -- Mooncakes – the hockey-puck-sized pastries Chinese give each other every year for the mid-autumn festival – were always more ...

The Rise of the Mafia State

Moisés Naím | Posted 07.30.2012 | World
Moisés Naím

The assumptions that there is nothing new regarding crime and corruption and that these plagues are an inevitable part of the human experience are clouding an important change: the ascent of the mafia state, an old player that has gained renewed potency.

Philippine Senators Accuse Ex-President's Husband Of Graft

AP | Posted 12.13.2011 | World

MANILA, Philippines -- Three Philippine senators have filed graft complaints against former President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo's husband and 18 former ...

U.S. To Tolerate Afghan Corruption In Latest War Strategy

Washington Post | Greg Jaffe | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

KANDAHAR, AFGHANISTAN - U.S. commanders in southern Afghanistan are adopting a strategy that increasingly places the priority on fighting the Taliban ...

Ambassador Verveer on Congo's Rape Crisis: Unspeakable Brutality and Highly Emotional Encounters

Georgianne Nienaber | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Georgianne Nienaber

Ambassador Melanne Verveer leads the charge against the heinous atrocities in the Congo.

American Plutocracy: Corruption Is in the Eye of the Beholder

Stuart Whatley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Stuart Whatley

Most police officers in America do not require greased-palms for their services. But if one wishes to attend a chicken cordon bleu dinner with Senator Max Baucus of Montana, it will cost him $10,000

Obama Should Go North To Alaska

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Alaska is going to be very close this year. This stems from Republican office-holders apparently trying to take the "first in political corruption" award away from Louisiana.