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31.07.2020 Response to SFO prosecution of defence contractor GPT following long-running corruption probe

31 July, London –  In response to an announcement by the Serious Fraud Office that the agency has charged defence contractor GPT Special Project Management and three individuals after a long-running...

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23.06.2020 Corruption risks threaten ability of Iraq’s defence institutions to respond to threats

With security threatened by increasingly belligerent armed actors and a hastened drawdown of international troops due to COVID-19, Iraq cannot afford to leave its defence institutions open to corruption....

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10.06.2020 Statement on the killing of George Floyd, protests in the United States, and the need for transparency in related military deployments

    Download as PDF: Statement on the killing of George Floyd, protests in the United States, and the need for transparency in related military deployments   June 10,...

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07.04.2020 Defence Sector Corruption, an Underestimated Foe in Times of Crisis

This article originally appeared on the Royal United Services Institute (RUSI) website. By Ara Marcen Naval and Karolina MacLachlan.   Throughout the coronavirus outbreak, all eyes have been on...

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19.03.2020 Higher or Weaker Walls Over Sensitive U.S. Arms Exports?

By Colby Goodman This post first appeared in the March 2020 edition of The Export Practitioner.    Sometimes good intentions are just good intentions. In the push for major...

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08.03.2020 Why I wanted to work on corruption in the defence sector

Ara Marcen Naval is Head of Advocacy for Transparency International – Defence & Security. In this blog, she explains her motivations for joining the fight against corruption – and...

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21.02.2020 Complacency in defence and security: the biggest threat to global stability?

The theme of this year’s annual Munich Security Conference was ‘Westlessness’.  Awkward to pronounce and going by the evidence, equally awkward to discuss in (polite) internationally mixed company.  That...

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19.02.2020 Crisis in the Sahel: Why tackling corruption in defence and security is essential to securing peace

By Matthew Steadman, Project Officer – Conflict & Insecurity   2019 was a deeply concerning year for the Sahel. Attacks by extremist groups have increased five-fold in Mali, Niger...

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04.02.2020 A new phase for the Independent Defence Anti-Corruption Committee (NAKO)

In 2016, Transparency International – Ukraine and Transparency International – Defence & Security created the Independent Defence Anti-Corruption Committee (NAKO). A year ago, NAKO became an independent NGO. As...

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14.01.2020 Major gaps in American corruption risk assessments for arms sales

January 14, 2020 – Sweeping reforms to controls on American arms sales abroad are increasing holes in checks to identify and curb corruption – measures that can also be...

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20.12.2019 A Mutal Extortion Racket: How the American defence industry helps ensure arms exports are priortised over foreign US policy outcomes

20th December, London – The complex web of murky pathways through which the American defense industry works to secure permission to export arms to repressive regimes in the Middle...

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18.12.2019 Three things the Government Defence Integrity Index can tell us about defence and security in the MENA region

By Steve Francis OBE, Director of Transparency International – Defence & Security The Government Defence Integrity Index (GDI) is the first global analysis of corruption risks and the existence...

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