Wed, Feb 19, 2020

The case for high state salaries in Europe’s poorest country

As the top manager of a flagship state-owned Ukrainian company, Ukrposhta CEO Igor Smelyansky has been publicly vilified for his high salary - but he argues that competitive incomes are the only way to beat institutionalized corruption.

UkraineAlert by Peter Dickinson

Corruption Populism

Thu, Feb 6, 2020

Zelenskyy must not miss his chance to change Ukraine

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy has a huge electoral mandate for change and a solid macroeconomic base to build on - but will he become bogged down in day-to-day corruption like so many of his predecessors?

UkraineAlert by Anders Åslund

Corruption Political Reform

Tue, Jan 21, 2020

Ukraine’s top five 2020 reform priorities

The Zelenskyy government has outlined an ambitious reform agenda for 2020 but will they live up to the expectations of an electorate hungry for change? These five key reform areas will give a good indication of the new government's reformist credentials.

UkraineAlert by Ilona Sologoub

Corruption Democratic Transitions

Sat, Jan 18, 2020

Åslund cited in The Atlantic on Ukraine’s oligarchs

In the News by Anders Åslund

Corruption Russia

Fri, Jan 17, 2020

Åslund speaks to BBC on Ukraine budget

In the News by Atlantic Council

Corruption Economy & Business

Thu, Jan 16, 2020

Haring quoted in Voice of America on surveillance in Ukraine

In the News by Atlantic Council

Corruption Intelligence

Wed, Jan 15, 2020

Stemming Maduro’s Illicit Activities: What’s Next After the Jan. 5 Elections?

Beyond hyperinflation and human rights abuses, the Maduro regime has diversified its criminal portfolio and profited from a host of illicit activities, from drug smuggling to illegal mining.

Event Recap by Pablo Reynoso

Corruption Crisis Management

Tue, Jan 14, 2020

Congo, one year later

Overall, while there has clearly not been any regime transition in Congo, there are faint stirrings of change. It is long shot, but it seems that the Western strategy of embracing Tshisekedi in exchange for Kabila’s removal from office may yet – possibly, hopefully – bear some fruit.

AfricaSource by Pierre Englebert

Africa Corruption

Tue, Jan 14, 2020

Iranians are protesting again: What does it mean?

So far, Iranian security personnel have remained loyal to the regime—again, unlike 1979 when the military and police defected in droves. As long as the repressive apparatus of the government is intact, it is likely that the latest protests will eventually fade as past ones have done, only to be followed by others.

New Atlanticist by Barbara Slavin

Civil Society Corruption

Thu, Jan 9, 2020

Democracy under siege: Advancing cooperation and common values in the Indo-Pacific

“Democracy under Siege: Advancing Cooperation and Common Values in the Indo-Pacific” examines challenges and opportunities for advancing cooperation and common values in the Indo-Pacific as the region faces an increasing challenge from China.

Issue Brief by Dr. Kharis Templeman

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