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28.08.2020 If Niger hopes to secure peace it must address defence corruption

Despite promising initiatives, tackling corruption in the Nigerien security sector is still hindered by secrecy   By Flora Stevens, Project Officer – Global Advocacy   Africa’s Sahel has been...

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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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19.02.2020 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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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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06.12.2019 High levels of defence corruption risk threaten security and stability in Niger

6 December, Niamey – Security and stability in Niger are threatened by high levels of corruption risk in its national defence sector, according to new research by Transparency International...

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19.11.2019 EU Institutions Vulnerable as Authoritarian States ‘Weaponise’ Corruption, TI-DS Warns

November 19, London – Corruption is being harnessed by authoritarian regimes as a foreign policy tool, research by Transparency International – Defence & Security warns – and the West...

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18.11.2019 Corruption as statecraft: Why urgent steps must be taken to guard against this form of hybrid warfare

By Dr Karolina MacLachlan States and corrupt elite are turning to corruption to achieve foreign policy goals and a way to carry out hybrid warfare. This kind of corruption...

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16.09.2019 United Nations General Assembly 2019: As Member States gather in New York the UN must commit to its fight against corruption

Bénédicte Aboul-Nasr is a Project Officer at Transparency International Defence and Security. She works on issues related to corruption, conflict, and insecurity in the Middle East and North Africa...

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23.07.2019 UN Should Expand Corruption Safeguards Around Peacekeeping Operations, New TI-DS Research Finds

The United Nations (UN) should further expand its work to safeguard against corruption around peacekeeping missions or risk jeopardising the success of its operations, according to new research published...

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02.10.2018 New NAKO research: Corruption at the heart of MOD inability to house 47,000 service families

2nd October 2018, Kyiv – On Tuesday, October 2, the Independent Defence Anti-Corruption Committee presented its new report, Poor governance and corruption in Ukraine’s defence housing system: Risks and...

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