Author: CIPE Staff

Photo credit: James Mann This article originally appeared in the TFM Magazine, Volume 2 Number 13, 2018, p. 32 – 35. Is the question ‘WIIFM’? “What’s in it for me?” (WIIFM) This is the modus operandi most human beings use when making any decision in life. Mostly, making decisions based on this mentality does not… Read More

Photo Credit: Flickr Zimbabwe’s stunning overthrow of former President Robert Mugabe shocked the world – mostly because the people of Zimbabwe had just cause to oust him for decades. As president of Zimbabwe, Mugabe was so publicly corrupt that he led to the coining of the term “kleptocrat.” Since his overthrow, the new President Emmerson… Read More

Photo Credit: CIPE On May 15, one day after this blog was originally published by the FCPA Blog, Russian lawmakers adopted in the first reading amendments to the Criminal Code to make it a criminal offence to observe sanctions imposed by the United States or other foreign countries on Russian oligarchs and government officials. The… Read More

Photo Credit: Derek Blackadder via Flickr On Thursday, February 8th, a Bangladeshi judge convicted Khaleda Zia, the head of the opposition Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) of embezzlement and corruption, sentencing her to five years in prison. Zia has been charged in 37 different incidents over the course of the three decades she’s been in politics,… Read More

Photo Credit: Robert Nagle, Vlore, Money Lenders,1997 At their height in November 1996, a series of Albanian “Ponzi” schemes held money equal to almost half of the country’s total GDP. The schemes were fronted by a series of companies and charitable foundations that sprung up in newly capitalist Albania and offered monthly interest rates on… Read More

  Photo Credit: CIPE Decades of conflict, civil war, and the secession of South Sudan in 2011, combined with the slump in global oil prices, have had a profound effect on Sudan’s economy and developmental progress. As the country attempts to emerge from conflict and integrate into the global economy following the lifting of sanctions,… Read More

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