Tag: Corruption

As corruption festers, democracy weakens – Transparency International’s 2018 Corruption Perceptions Index

     

Failure to curb corruption is contributing to a worldwide crisis of democracy, according to corruption watchdog Transparency International’s 2018 Corruption Perceptions Index (CPI), released on Tuesday. The CPI claims a direct… Read more »

Petrofraude: the scam that emptied Venezuela’s tables

     

Venezuela has more oil than Saudi Arabia and more poverty than Colombia. Once one of Latin America’s richest countries, it’s now plagued with shortages of everything from toilet paper to antibiotics and food, The… Read more »

Haiti – an anatomy of corruption

     

Recent developments in Haiti highlight civil society’s demands for better governance from its national leaders—shedding light on the interaction between democracy and markets and the practical implications this has on national development, notes Georges… Read more »

Brazil: the next democracy to fall in populist wave?

     

This October, Brazilians will go to the polls to elect a new president, and the country could become the next democracy to fall in the populist wave that has been… Read more »

Why the West must confront Putin

     

Recent events have only strengthened hedge-fund manager Bill Browder’s case against the Kremlin, a prominent Moscow-based journalist writes. In order to advance the now-celebrated Magnitsky Act, Browder approached the Helsinki… Read more »

Ukraine’s citizens optimistic, but concerned over corruption

     

Ukraine’s citizens are showing more economic optimism, but remain concerned over corruption, according to a nationwide poll by the International Republican Institute’s (IRI) Center for Insights in Survey Research: Twenty-three… Read more »

What’s ahead for Ukraine’s reform movement?

     

Can Ukraine win its war on corruption? ask Melinda Haring [Editor of the Atlantic Council’s UkraineAlert and a former Penn Kemble fellow at the National Endowment for Democracy] and Maxim… Read more »

EU moves to counter autocrats’ influence in the Balkans

     

  The European Union sought on Tuesday to reinvigorate the membership ambitions of six Balkan states and reclaim the region as its own amid growing Russian and Chinese influence, setting… Read more »