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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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19.07.2022 Military corruption risks in post-coup Mali face tighter scrutiny

Work is underway to shape policies necessary for the prevention of further coups in Mali, following two recent military takeovers of the west African nation. Mali has been operating...

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24.02.2022 Transparency International responds to the attack against Ukraine

Corruption fuels conflict and insecurity globally, and we are now seeing its effects acutely in the case of Russia and Ukraine. Leading democracies have facilitated this conflict by allowing...

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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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23.07.2021 In Haiti, a glimpse of a mercenary industry enabled by weak regulation

The assassination of Haiti’s president by a mercenary hit squad demonstrates the destabilizing effects of privatized force. The United States does not have the laws needed to prevent and...

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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 Addressing the nexus between corruption and conflict through Security Sector Reform

By Julien Joly, Thematic Manager, Corruption, Conflict and Crisis, Transparency International Defence & Security   Corruption, conflict and instability are profoundly intertwined. It has been shown time and again...

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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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