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Oct 22, 2021

Quirk offers suggestions for addressing threats from fragile states in Biden’s 2022 National Security Strategy

By Atlantic Council

On October 17, the National Interest published an article by Atlantic Council Nonresident Senior Fellow Patrick Quirk offering steps the Biden administration can take in its 2022 National Security Strategy to minimize threats posed by fragile states. In the piece, Quirk discusses these threats – from non-state armed groups that fuel instability to corruption that weakens fragile state […]

Conflict Corruption

Interview

Oct 21, 2021

Interview with Barna Karimi, former Ambassador of Afghanistan to Canada

By Fariba Pajooh

Barna Karimi, former Ambassador of Afghanistan to Canada, joins Fariba Pajooh for an interview to discuss the fall of Kabul, the former Afghan government, the Afghan National Security and Defense Forces, and more.

Afghanistan Corruption

UkraineAlert

Oct 21, 2021

Now is the moment to transform Ukraine

By Kristina Kvien, Matti Maasikas, Melinda Simmons

Ukraine is on the verge of achieving a breakthrough towards judicial reform and transforming the rule of law situation in the country but President Zelenskyy must demonstrate the political will to overcome opposition.

Corruption Democratic Transitions

UkraineAlert

Oct 21, 2021

Ukraine strengthens independence of key anti-corruption agency

By Anastasia Radina

Ukrainian MPs adopted a landmark law on October 19 that will safeguard the independence of the National Anti-Corruption Bureau of Ukraine (NABU), the key agency in the country’s struggle against corruption.

Corruption Democratic Transitions

UkraineAlert

Oct 14, 2021

Old problems threaten Ukraine’s new Bureau of Economic Security

By Victor Tregubov

Ukraine is currently in the process of reforming the country’s tax police. While there was much initial optimism earlier this year over the creation of a Bureau of Economic Security, familiar concerns are now creeping in as this new agency slowly takes shape.

Corruption Economy & Business

UkraineAlert

Oct 11, 2021

Ukraine’s President Zelenskyy must prove he is serious about judicial reform

By Mykhailo Zhernakov, Nestor Barchuk

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy's reputation as a reformer hinges on his ability to deliver on promises to transform Ukraine's discredited judiciary and achieve a breakthrough towards the rule of law in the country.

Corruption Political Reform

UkraineAlert

Oct 7, 2021

The EU must stop serving as a playground for corrupt Ukrainian oligarchs and officials

By Daria Kaleniuk

If the EU is serious about helping Ukraine achieve a decisive break with the institutional corruption of the post-Soviet era, it must also stop serving as a playground for corrupt Ukrainian oligarchs and officials.

Corruption Democratic Transitions

UkraineAlert

Oct 4, 2021

Time to rethink Ukraine’s fight against corruption

By Bohdan Vitvitsky

The ongoing struggle against corruption in Ukraine would benefit from greater coordination among the country's international partners and a longer term strategy, argues Bohdan Vitvitsky.

Corruption Democratic Transitions

New Atlanticist

Oct 4, 2021

The Pandora Papers should reinvigorate Biden’s anti-corruption push

By Andrew R. Marshall

An anti-corruption campaign appeals to disparate domestic groups but also is bound up in many of the core objectives Biden has staked out for the United States in the world. 

Corruption Economy & Business

In the News

Sep 24, 2021

Shullman on the China in Africa Podcast: Is China exporting authoritarianism around the world?

By Atlantic Council

On September 24, 2021, David O. Shullman joined the China in Africa Podcast to discuss his recent Foreign Affairs article with Charles Edel, “How China Exports Authoritarianism.”

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