Thu, Sep 19, 2019

How to lose friends and allies

If Kolomoisky is not renounced and investigated, the world will turn its back on Ukraine. But the Russians and oligarchs won’t.

UkraineAlert by Diane Francis

Corruption Political Reform

Wed, Sep 18, 2019

What holds Ukraine back

It’s time for prison terms and the assertion of the rule of law. It also is time to draw the proverbial line in the sand, that the corrupt oligarchical practices in the economy, in politics, and in greater Ukrainian society will no longer be tolerated.

UkraineAlert by Yuri Polakiwsky

Corruption Democratic Transitions

Tue, Sep 3, 2019

Want investors to take Ukraine seriously? The solution is obvious

Now is time to change Ukraine’s courts, and we can make it happen, so long as our Western friends speak out loudly and forcefully at the right moments.

UkraineAlert by Mykhailo Zhernakov

Corruption Political Reform

Thu, Aug 15, 2019

Guatemala’s anti-corruption commission is ending, but the fight will go on

While current anti-corruption developments are largely separated by national borders, as Latin American societies advance their calls for institutional change the formation of a united, transnational corruption crusade is an exciting prospect for the region.

New Atlanticist by Bryan Wilensky


Mon, Aug 12, 2019

The craft of Kolomoisky

Many regard notorious Ukrainian oligarch Ihor Kolomoisky as the puppet master behind the rise of Ukraine’s new president. The tycoon’s August 8 interview for the Russian media holding RBK is his second major interview since returning to Ukraine in May and his first to a Russian publication in five years. What he says is therefore of particular […]

UkraineAlert by Bohdan Nahaylo

Corruption Rule of Law

Tue, Aug 6, 2019

Demystifying Malawi’s ‘tipp-ex election’

The use of white-out on results sheets in Malawi’s May election has brought international media attention to the small southern African country, leading some to dub the polls Malawi’s ‘Tipp-Ex election’ after the popular white-out brand.

AfricaSource by Luke Tyburski

Africa Corruption

Tue, Aug 6, 2019

The case against parliamentary immunity in Ukraine

In Ukraine, abolishing parliamentary immunity is a popular notion, because the Verkhovna Rada is one of the least-trusted institutions. Traditionally, some of Ukraine’s lawmakers find a seat in the Rada attractive because they seek protection from prosecution while pursuing their individual interests.

UkraineAlert by Manfred Richter and Miriam Kosmehl

Corruption Political Reform

Tue, Jul 30, 2019

A plan to transform Ukraine’s notoriously bad parliament

Passing such legislation in the early days of a new parliament would be a monumental achievement

UkraineAlert by Yuri Polakiwsky

Corruption Political Reform

Tue, Jul 30, 2019

Chile against corruption: What can the region learn?

The 2018 Transparency International Corruption Perceptions Index shows that, despite global efforts to curb corruption, cultural changes and the announcement of positive results have been slow.

Issue Brief by Laura Albornoz Pollmann

Corruption Latin America

Thu, Jul 25, 2019

How Russians make and hide their dirty money abroad, and what can be done to stop it

Most readers will not be surprised by the message of Anders Åslund’s new book Russia’s Crony Capitalism—Russia has evolved into a kleptocracy based on a combination of state capitalism and market principles—but they may be shocked by the sheer scale of wealth concentration in the hands of the privileged few, in the tens and hundreds […]

UkraineAlert by Oleh Havrylyshyn

Corruption Financial Regulation