From China to the United States, Europe to Africa, Southeast Asia to South America, corruption affects events and geopolitics around the world. Here, find reports from our cadre of global experts that take on this issue.
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Opinion: The political meanings and uses of Russian corruption
The risks of the post-Kabila era in the DRC
President Felix Tshisekedi came to power in the Democratic Republic of the Congo thanks to an agreement with the former long-reigning president, Joseph Kabila. After the deal fell through in 2020, he began co-opting Kabila loyalists to consolidate his power. However, it seems unlikely that he will undertake the reforms ...
Al-Kadhimi’s slow strategy for salvaging Iraq
Tehran retains both economic and security dominance over Iraq. The new prime minister in Baghdad, Mustafa Al-Kadhimi, came to power on a wave of anti-Iranian sentiment and is working to slowly chip away at the institutions that secure Iran’s stranglehold. To achieve that goal, however, he will need his supporters ...
Europe’s risky recovery funds
Europe is responding to the Covid-19 crisis with gigantic spending programs meant to shore up struggling economies. While financial support makes sense, the EU's history of doling out funds shows these initiatives often lead to fraud, corruption and market distortion. Recent reforms may not be enough to prevent a repeat ...
The systems that support corruption in Africa
Despite an increasing web of international regulations and growing scrutiny, corrupt leaders in Africa continue to find ways to enrich themselves using illicit means. Globalization and ill-conceived aid programs are among the factors that have allowed for the graft to go on. With states increasing their grip on power due ...
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