It was 2003, and I received an urgent order for ballistic vests and helmets for United States Coalition Forces stationed in Kurdistan. The quartermaster for those forces was emailing and calling me (from a bunker, literally) that he needed the equipment in days or weeks, not months or quarters.… Continue Reading
Amid the coming post-Covid-19 resizing wave, when chief compliance officers request bigger budgets, don’t laugh, and don’t blame them. This time, it’s OFAC’s fault.… Continue Reading
Airbus SE paid $4 billion (€3.6 billion) to settle global bribery and trade charges with French, UK, and U.S. authorities Friday after an eight-year investigation triggered by a British whistleblower.… Continue Reading
Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny was arrested Sunday during a huge demonstration in Moscow against government corruption.
He was sentenced to 15 days in jail for resisting police orders.
Navalny organized Sunday’s protests in Moscow and in about 80 other cities across Russia.… Continue Reading
In two prior posts (here and here), I’ve talked about how American companies can do FCPA-compliant business in Kazakhstan and other emerging markets. In this post, I’d like to provide a few more practical tips.… Continue Reading
In the prior post I looked at the significant progress Kazakhstan has made in improving its economic attractiveness and the recognition that it received from the U.S. government for its reform.… Continue Reading
Secretary of State John Kerry was in Sofia Thursday, where he told Bulgaria’s leaders they need to step up the fight against corruption because it has allowed Russia to exert too much influence.… Continue Reading
Shruti Shah, a contributing editor of the FCPA Blog and the senior policy director for Transparency International – USA, talked about corruption and human rights during a September 3 event sponsored by the U.S.… Continue Reading
A U.S. State Department official said corruption is hurting Nigeria’s efforts to end the insurgency in the north east that’s now destabilizing the entire country.
Sarah Sewall, left, the Under Secretary of State for Civilian Security, Democracy and Human Rights, told the House Foreign Affairs Committee last week that security forces “must overcome entrenched corruption and incompetence for it to rescue the over 200 schoolgirls abducted by Boko Haram on April 14,” a report by Punch said.… Continue Reading