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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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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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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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15.02.2024 African Union 2024 summit: United front against defence corruption required for lasting peace

February 15, 2024 – As African leaders gather in Addis Ababa for the 2024 African Union (AU) Summit, the urgent agenda of addressing peace and security takes centre stage....

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19.12.2023 UNCAC CoSP10: The words are there, now bring on the action

Josie Stewart, head of Transparency International Defence & Security, reflects on a busy week at the Tenth session of the Conference of the States Parties to the United Nations...

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05.12.2023 Latest SIPRI report raises serious concerns over corruption in arms sector

December 5, 2023 – Four of the world’s 10 biggest arms producers listed in new research from the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) show a concerning lack of...

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27.04.2023 Transparency International Defence and Security responds to global military spending record

Responding to fresh data from the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) demonstrating record global military spending, Transparency International Defence and Security Director, Josie Stewart, said: New SIPRI data...

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17.02.2023 Munich Security Conference: Raising stakes in fight against corruption should be high on agenda

As the Munich Security Conference begins today, Josie Stewart, Director of Transparency International Defence and Security, said: “If Russia’s war in Ukraine has taught us anything, it should be that raising...

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20.01.2023 Transparency International Defence and Security responds to reports of new security aid for Ukraine

Responding to reports of new security aid for Ukraine, Josie Stewart, Director of Transparency International Defence and Security, said: Fresh security assistance for Ukraine is welcome, but history has...

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