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30.10.2023 Taiwan: the importance of building trust in defence institutions as China factor grows

Integrity is the cornerstone of peace and security, writes Yi Kang Choo. Amid the delicate security challenges currently facing Taiwan, we visited Taipei to share a roadmap for upholding...

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24.10.2023 The New Agenda for Peace doesn’t talk about corruption, but it will need to address it

The UN Secretary-General’s New Agenda for Peace, released in July, makes twelve modest but achievable recommendations on how we can prevent conflict and build peace better. None of them...

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31.08.2023 Transparency International Defence and Security responds to reported coup in Gabon

Responding to the reported coup in Gabon, Josie Stewart, Director of Transparency International Defence and Security, said: This is the eighth coup in Central and West Africa in the last...

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21.08.2023 Blog – Niger: ECOWAS can aim higher than zero tolerance responses to a ‘coup-belt’ undermined by corruption

The deposed Niger government’s efforts fighting corruption contrast markedly with the neglect shown in neighbouring Burkina Faso ahead of the previous coups which rocked the region. Transparency International Defence...

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15.08.2023 Transparency International Defence and Security responds to reports of corruption in Ukraine military recruitment centres

Responding to reports of corruption in Ukraine military recruitment centres, Josie Stewart, Director of Transparency International Defence and Security, said: Reports of “unfit to serve” certificates being sold from...

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01.08.2023 Transparency International Defence and Security responds to PMSCs inquiry

Transparency International Defence and Security Director Josie Stewart said: We welcome the report of the UK Foreign Affairs Committee’s inquiry on private military and security companies (PMSCs), to which we...

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21.07.2023 Transparency International Defence and Security responds to the launch of the United Nation’s New Agenda for Peace.

Responding to the launch of the United Nation’s New Agenda for Peace, Emily Wegener, Evidence and Advocacy Officer, Transparency International Defence and Security said: “This week, the UN’s Secretary...

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14.07.2023 Blog: A corrupt state is a target – Why NATO summits must not stage conversations about deterrence and defence that fail to talk about anti-corruption

By Ara Marcen Naval, Head of Advocacy at Transparency International Defence and Security The latest NATO gathering, staged earlier this week [June 11-12], represented a crucial opportunity for militaries...

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19.06.2023 Transparency International Defence and Security responds to opening of UNHRC Myanmar session

Responding to the opening of the the United Nations Human Rights Council session on Myanmar, Transparency International Defence and Security Director Josie Stewart said: At least US$1 billion in...

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14.06.2023 Transparency International Defence and Security response to risks of corruption and to peace posed by deals discussed in Oslo

Responding to the risks of corruption and to peace posed by defence deals being discussed at an Oslo conference this week, Transparency International Director of International Engagement Sara Bandali...

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08.06.2023 The lingering threat of sexual corruption in UN peacekeeping

Ed Storey and Sabrina White reflect on the recently marked ‘UN peacekeeper day’. The United Nations (UN) must continue to reform to address ongoing concerns related to sexual exploitation...

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12.05.2023 Transparency International Defence and Security responds to EU anti-corruption measures

Responding to EU plans, Transparency International Defence and Security Director Josie Stewart said: Transparency International Defence and Security welcomes the new anti-corruption plans announced by the European Union this...

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