Tag: combating corruption

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: CIPE During the 2018 spring meetings at the International Monetary Fund (IMF), Managing Director, Christine Lagarde announced the IMF’s commitment to anti-corruption and governance reforms, potentially a marked change from the IMF’s long-standing policy of staying apolitical in matters that do not appear to directly affect macroeconomic stability – scandals from Moldova to… Read More

Photo Credit: FARS News Agency Across the globe, countries have taken varying approaches to combat the problem of corruption. In South Africa, the Parliament finally took steps to hold President Jacob Zuma accountable for his unethical dealings, resulting in his resignation in February 2018. While in Bangladesh, the head of the Bangladesh Nationalist Party Khaleda… Read More

Photo Credit: Wikimedia  A recent Foreign Affairs article by Chris Miller highlighted how “the three-pronged strategy of Putinomics” has worked to keep the current resident of the Kremlin in power: “First, it focused on macroeconomic stability—keeping debt levels and inflation low—above all else. Second, it prevented popular discontent by guaranteeing low unemployment and steady pensions,… Read More

Photo credit: GINNETTE RIQUELME / REUTERS Mexico’s economy did not do particularly well in 2017. In fact, the economic slowdown raises important questions about what politicians throughout the country should be promising in the upcoming July elections and to whom they should feel most accountable. Like much of the Americas this year, corruption will be… Read More

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