Can the Taliban Tackle Corruption in Afghanistan? - Voice of America

Tuesday, January 31, 2023

News Type: USIP in the News

For more than a decade, Afghanistan was continuously ranked among the 10 most corrupt governments. But this year, the country has left its disreputable position, and the Taliban claim credit for it. On Tuesday, Transparency International, a Berlin-based nongovernment corruption watchdog, released its latest...

Violent Extremism

Obasanjo, Buhari and their contrasting leadership styles - The Nation

Tuesday, January 31, 2023

News Type: USIP in the News

The intimidating credentials of former President Olusegun Obasanjo and President Muhammadu Buhari set them apart with regard to elections and general governance styles. While their military backgrounds may have helped them to shape their political and leadership styles, some people believe that President...

Democracy & Governance

U.S. Officials Overseeing Aid Say Ukrainian Leaders Are Tackling Corruption - The New York Times

Friday, January 27, 2023

News Type: USIP in the News

Since the start of the war in Ukraine, U.S. officials have watched with some anxiety as billions of American dollars flowed into the country, well aware of Kyiv’s history of political corruption and fearing that aid might be siphoned off for personal gain. The ouster of several top officials from Ukraine’s government...

Conflict Analysis & Prevention