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16.11.2021 The Government Defence Integrity Index: a roadmap to a better defence sector

By Ara Marcen Naval, Head of Advocacy at Transparency International Defence & Security   Last week the US President issued a government memorandum making corruption a core national security...

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16.11.2021 62% of countries at high risk of defence and security corruption, index reveals

November 16, 2021 – The 2020 Government Defence Integrity Index (GDI) released today by Transparency International Defence & Security reveals nearly two-thirds of countries face a high to critical...

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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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28.09.2021 Access to information in a world in crisis: how opacity in the defence sector makes countries more vulnerable to corruption

Our research shows Freedom of Information regimes in countries across the world are not good enough at protecting the public’s right to know By Ara Marcen and Najla Dowson-Zeidan...

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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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25.02.2021 Anti-corruption and accountability ‘missing element’ to West Africa stabilisation and peacebuilding efforts

February 25, 2021 – Stabilisation and peacebuilding efforts in West Africa are being undermined by a failure to address underlying corruption and a lack of accountability in the region’s...

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26.10.2020 A year into mass protests, Lebanon’s leaders must finally take action against corruption

By Benedicte Aboul-Nasr, Project Officer, Transparency International – Defence & Security   On October 17, 2019, Lebanese citizens took to the streets in response to a government proposal to...

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23.10.2020 Nigeria must stop using violence against protesters

Governance reforms, including to security sector, are urgently needed   23 October 2020 – Transparency International condemns the Nigerian state’s excessive use of force and the continued perpetration of...

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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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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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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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