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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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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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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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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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