Frank Vogl

Frank Vogl is co-founder of Transparency International and author of Waging War on Corruption: Inside the Movement Fighting the Abuse of Power. [Washington D.C., United States]

How the World Bank Mismanaged the Reconstruction of Afghanistan

Vast inflows of donor cash, intended to bring about reconstruction, may instead have added significantly to Afghanistan’s corruption problems.

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Malaysia: Democracy Won, But Will Justice Prevail?

The outgoing prime minister Najib Razak is already plotting right now to divide his opponents — and thereby escape justice.

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The IMF Wakes Up to Fight Graft

The IMF finally realizes that assigning priority to anti-corruption is not a choice but a necessity. It is now deemed a “macro-critical” issue.

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Holocaust Ignorance: Today’s Dangers

There must be a new urgency to ensuring that people everywhere understand the horrors of the past and the dangers of today’s authoritarian trends.

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No Impunity! When Presidents Go to Jail

South Korea’s and Brazil’s former Presidents are being jailed for corruption. South Africa’s ex-leader appears to be next.

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Trump’s Washington: Drowning In Conflicts of Interest?

Not a single Congressional Committee is looking into the abuse and utter mockery that is being made of official U.S. government ethics rules.

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The Afghan Quagmire: Corruption Persists

Corruption and the lack of the rule of law is a fundamental cause of the Afghan debacle.

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Trump’s Budget Priorities: Crimes Against Humanity?

President Trump’s proposed budget highlights the increasing White House determination to find military solutions to the world’s ills.

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Wall Street Impunity: Why Kleptocrats Love America

Those at the top of Wall Street finance know that what they do may be wrong – but not necessarily illegal. And so they carry on, under the “watchful” eye of US authorities.

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Trump Pushes for American Authoritarianism – With Success

At the end of Trump’s first year in office, the U.S. faces graver challenges than in many generations.

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