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Harry Cassin
Publisher and Editor

Andy Spalding
Senior Editor

Jessica Tillipman
Senior Editor

Bill Steinman
Senior Editor

Richard L. Cassin
Editor at Large

Elizabeth K. Spahn
Editor Emeritus

Cody Worthington
Contributing Editor

Julie DiMauro
Contributing Editor

Thomas Fox
Contributing Editor

Marc Alain Bohn
Contributing Editor

Bill Waite
Contributing Editor

Shruti J. Shah
Contributing Editor

Russell A. Stamets
Contributing Editor

Richard Bistrong
Contributing Editor

Eric Carlson
Contributing Editor

Changping graft-busters learn to spot ‘tells’

The anti-corruption bureau of the Changping district procuratorate has begun to implement techniques for reading “micro-expressions” of corruption suspects during questioning.  
 
To prepare themselves for the new interrogation style, the corruption-fighters reportedly completed more than a year of “theoretical work” in collaboration with the Legal Information Centre of the China University of Political Science and Law in Beijing.… Continue Reading

U.K. anti-corruption enforcement threatened by budget cuts

After the fanfare of the U.K.’s Bribery Act 2010, which was predicted to bring about a significant upswing in national and global anti-corruption enforcement, the Government has proceeded to cut the budget of the Serious Fraud Office (SFO), the main enforcement agency, from £50 million in 2008/9 to below £30 million for 2013/14.… Continue Reading

Corruption (and compliance) start in the corner office

Company versus individual prosecution: which is effective in deterring overseas corruption? The answer  is “both” and “neither.”

The problem of “overseas corruption” is not  “overseas.” It’s in the corner office.

If a CEO and senior officers want to take on the management challenge of stopping bribery, the tools are readily available.… Continue Reading

Indian debarments may be crippling modernization

India’s practice of blacklisting defense firms that engage in corrupt activity has sparked debate over whether the practice has affected the modernization of the world’s fourth largest army.

This year alone, the government blacklisted four foreign armament firms after a top military official confessed to accepting bribes.… Continue Reading