The UK Serious Fraud Office said Wednesday it has closed its 18-month criminal investigation into Soma Oil & Gas and allegations of corruption in Somalia.… Continue Reading
The NSS is important. It sets the agenda for the executive branch of the government — the DOJ and SEC, the State Department, the Commerce Department, the Treasury Department, and so on — and it signals foreign policy priorities to Congress.… Continue Reading
Last year, 17,958 people were killed in terrorist attacks, 61% more than the previous year. More than 80% of all deaths from terrorist attacks occurred in five of the world’s most corrupt countries — Iraq, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Nigeria, and Syria.… Continue Reading
It is that time of the year again. Transparency International released its 2013 Corruption Perceptions Index (CPI) today. The CPI, which is the most widely used indicator of corruption worldwide, measures the perceptions of public sector corruption.… Continue Reading
Since 2005, over $400 million has been paid in ransoms to pirates who’ve hijacked ships in the Indian Ocean. The World Bank, INTERPOL, and the UN Office on Drugs and Crime have followed the money to find out who gets it, how it’s distributed and moved, where it’s invested, and how the illegal money flows can be stopped.… Continue Reading
Despite spending $96 billion in reconstruction aid in Afghanistan since the U.S.-led… Continue Reading
As part of the reforms by President Thein Sein to open up Myanmar after decades of economic isolation, the parliament has approved a new foreign investment law.… Continue Reading
War is not only hell, it’s corrupt too.
Of the bottom ten countries on Transparency International’s 2010 Corruption Perception Index, six have active wars, insurrections, or major civil disturbances.
Included are Burundi, Chad, Sudan, Iraq, Afghanistan, Myanmar, and bottom-dweller Somalia.… Continue Reading