Thu, Nov 26, 2020

Ukraine arrives at a new anti-corruption crossroads

With Ukraine’s anti-corruption measures finally beginning to produce results, the old elites have hit back via the Constitutional Court in a bid to derail the country's ambitious reform agenda.

UkraineAlert by Miriam Kosmehl

Corruption Democratic Transitions

Wed, Nov 25, 2020

What a Biden presidency means for US-Colombia relations

On repeated occasions, President-elect Biden has characterized Colombia as the “keystone” of US foreign policy toward Latin America and the Caribbean, maintaining that, if elected president, restoring the alliance between the United States and Colombia will be among his top foreign policy priorities.

New Atlanticist by Camila Hernandez and Daniel Payares-Montoya

Colombia Corruption

Thu, Nov 19, 2020

Taming Ukraine’s oligarchs

Serhiy Verlanov argues that until Ukraine has the political will to take on the country's all-powerful oligarchs, there is little chance of realizing the potential that has remained untapped since 1991.

UkraineAlert by Serhiy Verlanov

Corruption Democratic Transitions

Thu, Nov 19, 2020

Ukraine’s new privatization faces array of old obstacles

Ukraine's State Property Fund has revamped the country's privatization process and hopes to sell off hundreds of state-owned enterprises but faces opposition from those benefiting from corruption.

UkraineAlert by Diane Francis

Corruption Economy & Business

Tue, Nov 17, 2020

Defending the United States against Russian dark money

Warfare has evolved and the United States now faces a major unconventional threat: Russia's estimated $1 trillion of dark money. With it, the Kremlin can wreak havoc if the US fails to act and recognize this national security threat for what it is.

Report by Anders Åslund, Julia Friedlander

Corruption Economic Sanctions

Sat, Nov 14, 2020

Brooks talks insurgencies on Real Time with Bill Maher

On November 14, Forward Defense Nonresident Senior Fellow Max Brooks was featured in a panel on Real Time with Bill Maher where he discussed the importance of governance in addressing public discontent in the United States.

In the News by Atlantic Council

Corruption Democratic Transitions

Thu, Nov 12, 2020

How President-elect Biden can reshape US relations in Greater South Asia

With the Taliban feeling increasingly emboldened, President-elect Biden must adopt a new and more practicable strategy for the region that is not based solely on military and security compulsions but includes future-oriented economic and political plans, working with international organizations and partners to achieve common goals.

New Atlanticist by Shuja Nawaz

Afghanistan Conflict
Hopewell Chin'ono

Wed, Nov 11, 2020

#DFRLabCoffeeBreak with Investigative Journalist Hopewell Chin’ono

Investigative journalist Hopewell Chin'ono sat down with the DFRLab to discuss media freedom in Zimbabwe.


Africa Corruption

Tue, Nov 10, 2020

¡Basta Ya! How pandemic-related corruption calls for a new social contract in Panama

In order for Panama to emerge from the pandemic with inclusive and sustainable growth, the country needs a new social contract that combats corruption and provides equal opportunities for everyone.

New Atlanticist by Cristina Guevara

Corruption Latin America

Tue, Nov 10, 2020

Eastern Europe’s pivotal run-off: Moldovans go to the polls again

While many are already looking to the January run-off elections in the US state of Georgia, another run-off looms in Eastern Europe. The Republic of Moldova is in the midst of a tightly contested presidential election colored by a frustrated electorate, foreign influence in its politics and economy, and rampant misinformation on social media.

New Atlanticist by Andrew D'Anieri

Corruption Democratic Transitions