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24.04.2024 New paper explores nexus between growing militarisation and defence corruption 

As world military spending hits all-time high, findings from Transparency International highlight urgent need for transparency and accountability    April 24, 2024 – Rising military expenditure is outpacing countries’...

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11.04.2024 New report details security risks related to opaque defence contract payments

April 11, 2024 – New research from Transparency International warns that the United States is ignoring potentially dangerous corruption risks around opaque defence contract payments (aka ‘offsets’) that threaten...

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06.03.2024 Urgent need for full independent inquiry to get to the bottom of who is responsible after two men acquitted of paying bribes in corrupt Saudi arms deal 

March 6, 2024 – Following the acquittal of two men charged with paying bribes to secure and maintain a major multi-billion-pound defence contract with Saudi Arabia, a full independent...

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02.02.2024 Ukraine military procurement fraud poses significant threat to safety and security of Ukrainian people

Revelation highlights danger of collusion in arms procurement   February 2, 2024 – Responding to reports that officials in Ukraine had uncovered a mass procurement fraud in the country’s...

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18.01.2024 A good day for asset recovery: $8.9million from arms procurement corruption to be returned to Nigeria

January 18, 2024 – Transparency International Defence & Security welcomes the seizure of $8.9million that was siphoned off by corrupt Nigerian officials from funds meant to be used to...

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15.01.2024 Taiwan’s new leadership urged to strengthen defence integrity post-election 

Transparency International highlights key areas for anti-corruption efforts   January 15, 2024 – Following the elections in Taiwan, Ara Marcen Naval, Head of Advocacy at Transparency International Defence &...

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05.12.2023 Latest SIPRI report raises serious concerns over corruption in arms sector

December 5, 2023 – Four of the world’s 10 biggest arms producers listed in new research from the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) show a concerning lack of...

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09.08.2022 The hidden costs of privatising defence and security

Michael Ofori-Mensah, Head of Research at Transparency International Defence and Security, describes some of the dangers documented in our latest research paper. Unaccountable private military and security companies continue...

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05.11.2021 Media advisory: Defence sector corruption index to be published on November 16, 2021

Transparency International Defence & Security will release the full results of its Government Defence Integrity Index on Tuesday, November 16 at 00.01 CET. The Government Defence Integrity Index (GDI)...

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06.05.2021 Lobbying, revolving door, conflicts of interest: time to close the door to defence industry influence

May 6, 2021 – Close links between the defence industry and governments in Europe are jeopardising the integrity and accountability of national security decisions, according to a new report...

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28.04.2021 Defence decision-making in Italy exposed to corporate interests

New report warns close relationships and weak regulations leave door open to undue influence   28 April, 2021 – A close relationship between the defence industry and the Italian...

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09.02.2021 Defence companies are not doing enough to stop corruption. Only a commitment to transparency will turn things around

By Ara Marcen Naval, Head of Advocacy – Transparency International Defence & Security   Nearly three-quarters of the world’s largest defence companies show little to no commitment to tackling...

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