Why Corruption Threatens Global Security

by  SARAH CHAYES

THIEVES OF STATE

 

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Anti-Corruption Resources

Websites dealing with Governance and Corruption

Whitepapers and Publications

Uzbekistan’s Cotton Sector: Financial Flows and Distribution of Resources
Alisher Ilkhamov & Bakhodyr Muradov Open Society Eurasia Program, October 2014
Every year, the government in Uzbekistan forces up to a million of its own citizens to pick cotton without pay. Uzbekistan’s cotton industry is crippling the economy, degrading the environment, and creating tensions between Uzbekistan and its neighbors.

Exposing a Disgrace: Uzbek Elite Keep Profiting from Forced Labor
Jeff Goldstein & Matt Fischer-Daly, Eurasia Program, October 24, 2014

Looting Ukraine: How East and West Teamed up to Steal a Country
Oliver Bullough, Legatum Institute, July, 2014

No Shortcut to Stability
Stephen Carter and Kate Clark, Chatham House, December 2010

This report seeks to investigate the relationship between issues of justice (including governance and respect for human rights) and stability in Afghanistan, especially, although not exclusively, in relation to the rise of violent insurgency.

The Afghan Bank Heist 
Dexter Filkins, New Yorker, February 2011
A secret investigation may implicate dozens of high-ranking government officials.

Everone's In on the Game: Corruption and Human Rights Abuses by the Nigeria Police Force
Human Rights Watch, 2010

Criminal Politics: Violence, "Godfathers" and
Corruption in Nigeria
Human Rights Watch, October 2007

 All in the Family, State Capture in Tunisia: Question and Answers
World Bank, April 2014
Report on banking in Tunisia

Corruption
EU report on corruption in Europe, Last update: 03/02/2014

Sponsored Corruption and Neglected Reform in Syria
Anna Borshchevskaya, Middle East Quarterly, Summer 2010

 

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