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11.07.2024 Trojan Horse Tactics: Military spending, corruption and the need for transparency and good governance

As world leaders convene in Washington DC for the 2024 NATO summit, Ara Marcen Naval highlights the need to address and prevent corruption in military spending.    As global...

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23.05.2024 Our future is safer without corruption: Stories of the human toll of corruption in defence and security

Corruption has serious effects on development, human rights, peace and security. But too often it is viewed as a bureaucratic crime and its real-life impact on people is still...

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19.12.2023 UNCAC CoSP10: The words are there, now bring on the action

Josie Stewart, head of Transparency International Defence & Security, reflects on a busy week at the Tenth session of the Conference of the States Parties to the United Nations...

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30.10.2023 Taiwan: the importance of building trust in defence institutions as China factor grows

Integrity is the cornerstone of peace and security, writes Yi Kang Choo. Amid the delicate security challenges currently facing Taiwan, we visited Taipei to share a roadmap for upholding...

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31.08.2023 Transparency International Defence and Security responds to reported coup in Gabon

Responding to the reported coup in Gabon, Josie Stewart, Director of Transparency International Defence and Security, said: This is the eighth coup in Central and West Africa in the last...

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21.08.2023 Blog – Niger: ECOWAS can aim higher than zero tolerance responses to a ‘coup-belt’ undermined by corruption

The deposed Niger government’s efforts fighting corruption contrast markedly with the neglect shown in neighbouring Burkina Faso ahead of the previous coups which rocked the region. Transparency International Defence...

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01.08.2023 Transparency International Defence and Security responds to PMSCs inquiry

Transparency International Defence and Security Director Josie Stewart said: We welcome the report of the UK Foreign Affairs Committee’s inquiry on private military and security companies (PMSCs), to which we...

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14.07.2023 Blog: A corrupt state is a target – Why NATO summits must not stage conversations about deterrence and defence that fail to talk about anti-corruption

By Ara Marcen Naval, Head of Advocacy at Transparency International Defence and Security The latest NATO gathering, staged earlier this week [June 11-12], represented a crucial opportunity for militaries...

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19.06.2023 Transparency International Defence and Security responds to opening of UNHRC Myanmar session

Responding to the opening of the the United Nations Human Rights Council session on Myanmar, Transparency International Defence and Security Director Josie Stewart said: At least US$1 billion in...

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14.06.2023 Transparency International Defence and Security response to risks of corruption and to peace posed by deals discussed in Oslo

Responding to the risks of corruption and to peace posed by defence deals being discussed at an Oslo conference this week, Transparency International Director of International Engagement Sara Bandali...

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27.04.2023 Transparency International Defence and Security responds to global military spending record

Responding to fresh data from the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) demonstrating record global military spending, Transparency International Defence and Security Director, Josie Stewart, said: New SIPRI data...

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17.04.2023 Transparency International Defence and Security addresses UN PMSC regulation negotiations

A working group of the United Nations assembled in Geneva, Switzerland on April 17, 2023 to evaluate and negotiate regulation of private military and security security companies (PMSCs). Transparency...

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