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]

Paul Manafort’s Europe Connection

Former European leaders took secret cash for their engagement in Ukraine. Will that have consequences?

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Catapulting White Collar Crime into the Center of American Politics

Bankers get a free pass; Cohen and Manafort thought they had impunity; Senator Warren pushes anti-corruption law; White House accused of blocking investigations into student loan fraud by banks.

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The Noose Around Trump’s Neck Is Tightening

It is possible that Manafort and Cohen have information relating to money trails between the Trump Organization and Russian businessmen, including ones with close ties to the Kremlin.

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US: Drain the Swamp? Forget It!

The rot needs to stop if public trust in government, already at a low, is to be restored. But the prospects for constructive reforms are poor.

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Trump’s Trial Risks Rise Big-Time

The courts move to the center of the U.S. political debate.

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What Does Putin Have on Trump?

For the sake of U.S. national security, it’s high time for Donald Trump to release all his tax returns in full. Otherwise, the calls that he is in Russia’s pocket will only grow louder.

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Brothers in Power: Trump and Netanyahu

The Binyamin and Donald show threatens to undermine, perhaps irredeemably, the institutions of democracy in Israel and the United States.

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A Rare US Victory for Business and Justice

U.S. Judge Richard J. Leon’s ruling to allow the AT&T and Time Warner merger has sent a clear message: There are still law enforcement officers who refuse to be cowed by Trump.

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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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