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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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25.05.2024 Africa Day 2024: Combatting corruption in defence and security key to future stability and progress  

Michael Ofori-Mensah, Head of Research at Transparency International Defence & Security, said:   “On Africa Day 2024, we acknowledge the significance of this celebration and the tremendous potential for...

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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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07.05.2024 Betrayed by the Guardians: New report details human impact of corruption in defence & security 

May 7, 2024 – A new briefing from Transparency International Defence & Security (TI-DS) sheds light on the profound personal and societal impacts of corruption within the defence &...

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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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09.04.2024 Haiti crisis: Insecurity fuelled by corruption and impunity – accountability needed more than ever to restore security and public trust

April 9, 2024 – In the face of Haiti’s escalating crisis, marked by a surge in gang violence, a recent UN report underscores the critical need for an unwavering...

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02.04.2024 GDI 2025: How the Government Defence Integrity Index works, what we assess, and what’s new in the latest iteration 

By Patrick Kwasi Brobbey (Research Project Manager), Léa Clamadieu and Irasema Guzman Orozco (Research Project Officers)    Corruption in defence and security heightens conflict risks, wastes public resources, and...

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28.03.2024 GDI 2025: A new chapter in fighting corruption in defence & security sectors worldwide

March 28, 2024 – Transparency International – Defence & Security (TI-DS) is excited to announce the start of work on the next iteration of the Government Defence Integrity Index...

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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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21.02.2024 Event: Joining the Dots: Gender, Corruption and Insecurity

  Join Transparency International Defence and Security online as we explore how conflict, insecurity and corruption fuel gender inequality. Register today As gender advocates gather at the United Nations...

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16.02.2024 Munich Security Conference: Confronting the invisible threat of corruption 

February 16, 2024 – Transparency International is to shed light on a critical yet overlooked threat at this year’s Munich Security Conference: the use of ‘strategic corruption’ as a...

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