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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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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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20.12.2019 A Mutal Extortion Racket: How the American defence industry helps ensure arms exports are priortised over foreign US policy outcomes

20th December, London – The complex web of murky pathways through which the American defense industry works to secure permission to export arms to repressive regimes in the Middle...

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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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27.11.2019 Nigeria security votes spending case: Court ruling ‘important moment’ in fight for transparency

27 November, London – A court ruling this week that paves the way for civil society in Nigeria to challenge senior politicians over their secretive spending of billions of...

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