Bribery and corruption still present a significant cost to many countries today. This column examines how the efficiency of Eastern European private firms is affected by the level of corruption in their operating environment. An environment...Show More Summary
ThinkProgress reported Tuesday morning that Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak, who is the subject of a Department of Justice corruption probe for allegedly misappropriating billions of dollars, was staying at the Trump International Hotel in D.C. Show More Summary
Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak is the subject of a Justice Department corruption probe which alleges he misappropriated billions of dollars from a government fund he controlled. In June, the Justice Department moved to seize $540 million in assets, including “[a] Picasso painting given to the actor Leonardo DiCaprio, the rights to two Hollywood comedies and a $27.3 […]
The DOJ is investigating to see if Uber bribed foreign officials to stay in business. [ more › ]
An FCPA case against Uber would be extremely damaging, and there are good reasons why the DoJ would be game to pursue one.
WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange reportedly "gave excuse after excuse" for refusing to publish a trove of documents related to corruption within the Russian government, according to chat logs obtained by Foreign Policy. The source who...Show More Summary
What secrets will Mueller find when he investigates the President’s foreign deals?
Richard Engel, NBC News chief foreign correspondent, looks at the criminality and corruption of the Vladimir Putin regime in Russia and the brutality...
TOO COZY, OR FLAT OUT CORRUPT? The AP reports that Jay Solomon, the Wall Street Journal’s Chief Foreign Affairs Correspondent has been sacked: The Wall Street Journal on Wednesday fired its highly regarded chief foreign affairs correspondent after evidence emerged of his involvement in prospective commercial deals — including one involving arms sales to foreign […]
Is he a Russian puppet? Probably not, but his credulity and venality put the whole world at risk. How to make sense of Donald Trump’s foreign policy? Is Trump an “America First” Jacksonian nationalist? An isolationist? A neoconservative?...Show More Summary
The government is yet to secure a high-profile conviction for graft.
The cross-border nature of financial fraud has heightened the need for partnerships between regulators and prosecutors in different countries.
On the latest Foreign Entanglements, Colin Snider and I talked Brazil and Venezuela: The Brazilian scandals that won’t go away 5:48 It’s corruption, all the way down! 5:58 The chances that Brazil will be hit by a populist wave 3:07 Venezuela’s downward spiral 6:53 Will there be a military coup in Venezuela? 2:45 Why Latin […]
While the first half of the hard-hitting conversation with acclaimed director Oliver Stone focused largely on foreign policy, Part 2 of the “Scheer Intelligence” interview centers on the transformation of the American economy. Stone,...Show More Summary
Feds pursue settlement of record-setting corruption case that seeks $1 billion in assets
Creating jobs, ending corruption and boosting stubbornly low birthrates should be high on a to-do list for South Korea's next president after a campaign mostly dominated by security and foreign … Click to Continue »
China plans to launch its own online encyclopaedia next year, hoping to build a "cultural Great Wall" that can rival Wikipedia as a go-to information source for Chinese Internet users who Beijing fears are being corrupted by foreign influences.
Israel's hawkish former defense minister is attacking the government as corrupt and extreme — pledging to challenge it in the next election. Moshe Yaalon told foreign reporters on Wednesday that … Click to Continue »
Foreign aid is a drain on taxpayers and only serves to entrench corrupt bureaucrats and regimes. It's time to get rid of it entirely.
China's foreign ministry says Interpol has issued a "red notice" seeking the arrest of Guo Wengui, a Chinese billionaire who has threatened to disclose corruption at the highest levels of … Click to Continue »