Illicit financial flows are crucial to a variety of illegal activities that undermine global and national security, from organized crime to terrorism. National security agencies should make countering these flows—by using national and global instruments—a priority.
Corruption is the single greatest obstacle preventing Nigeria from achieving its enormous potential.
Security votes, or discretionary funds allocated to officials, fuel corruption through lack of transparency; as a result, banning security votes would be a crucial step for reform.
Recent uprisings in countries across the world suggest that there is much that other protesters can learn to pressure regimes for reforms.
The current presidential administration should prioritize fighting corruption if it seeks stable overseas partners.
Honduran citizens are standing up for democracy, despite apparent efforts to rig the recent presidential election. The U.S. government should demand an impartial ballot recount.
The network model, or operating system model, of corruption creates a serious security risk because it risks driving citizens to violence and joining insurgent groups.
Why U.S. President Donald Trump’s business with corrupt foreign governments risks spreading corruption to the United States.
The oil industry has been entangled in serious corruption controversies. In response, the U.S. government has shown leadership over the past decade in helping bring more transparency to the sector.
U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT) discussed the rise of authoritarianism and emerging threats to democracy in the United States and around the world.