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.
Although the world is witnessing the degradation of democracies and some political leaders flouting the rule of law, none of the projected outcomes are inevitable.
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.
Creeping politicization of domestic security agencies and the military, driven by extreme polarization, threatens to undermine long-run stability in the United States.
Recent uprisings in countries across the world suggest that there is much that other protesters can learn to pressure regimes for reforms.
The United States has fallen behind in women’s political representation, but some European practices may offer a solution.
The Rule of Law Index is the world’s leading source for original, independent data on the rule of law.
Authoritarian governments are seamlessly blending offline and online tactics into hybrid repression.
The current presidential administration should prioritize fighting corruption if it seeks stable overseas partners.