Category: corruption

Defending against the weaponization of corruption

     

  Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro is facing one of the worst coronavirus epidemics in the world, an ongoing corruption investigation, and a procession of ministers deserting his cabinet. To top… Read more »

Amal Clooney urges Magnitsky law to protect global human rights

     

Have our moral nerve endings been deadened as a result of widespread immunity for human rights abusers? Human rights barrister Amal Clooney has told Australian MPs they have a role to… Read more »

Incompetence, impatience & impotence: Russia shows same traits that befell USSR

     

  The way Russian pro-governmental media approached Hungary’s “coronavirus coup” stand-off with the EU in the time of COVID-19 is in line with the outlets’ long-term attitude towards Hungary, notes… Read more »

Democracies vulnerable to crisis: Covid exacerbates weaknesses, says BTI

     

The COVID-19 pandemic will exacerbate the very weaknesses that have marked the democratic erosion of the last decade in most of the 137 developing and transformation countries examined in the… Read more »

China’s propaganda aims to obscure ‘crime against humanity’?

     

China’s top leader, Xi Jinping, has used the coronavirus pandemic to shore up his political power at home, but the tools the Communist Party has exploited to do this are threatening… Read more »

How COVID affects transnational kleptocracy: Reasons for hope?

     

The crisis atmosphere of the coronavirus response raises the risks of corruption as aid flows to graft-prone healthcare systems. But it’s not too late to put safeguards in place, writes Abigail… Read more »

‘A New Invisible Hand’: Corrosive capital is repurposing democracy

     

Illiberal regimes like those in China and Russia use capital as a foreign policy tool and often as a form of strategic corruption to bolster authoritarianism as a globally competitive… Read more »