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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

Russell A. Stamets
Contributing Editor

Richard Bistrong
Contributing Editor

Eric Carlson
Contributing Editor

Nations at war

Fifteen countries currently at war against an external enemy or internal insurrection have an average ranking on the corruption perceptions index of 150 (the cpi ranks 175 countries). Two of them — Somalia and Afghanistan — are tied for last place at 175.… Continue Reading

Ecclestone steps down from F1 board, keeps day-to-day role

Facing bribery charges, Bernie Ecclestone, chief of Formula One racing, has stepped down from the board of the company that runs the sport, Delta Topco, until the case concludes.

Ecclestone will continue to run the sport franchise on a day-to-day basis, but he will cease being the board’s director and be subject to increased monitoring and control by the board during the duration of the litigation.… Continue Reading

China Corruption Blotter (January 17, 2014)

Han Shuming, former head of Changshou District in Chongqing Municipality, was sentenced to 14 years jail for accepting bribes worth $724,680. Han had abused his position to assist two businessmen surnamed Jiang and Li to obtain land leasing and construction contracts.… Continue Reading