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Tag: Corruption

A Nobel Laureate, an Indicted War Criminal, and What They Have in Common

The international community has bestowed very different labels on Aung San Suu Kyi and Omar al-Bashir: Burma’s de facto leader is a Nobel Laureate, while Sudan’s head of state is an indictee of the International Criminal Court. Today, however, as they both face worldwide condemnation, the United States is on the dangerous path to lose leverage to influence either.

By Brad Brooks-Rubin

October 23, 2017

New Report: Breaking Out of the Spiral in South Sudan

In this report, authors Brian Adeba, Brad Brooks-Rubin, John Prendergast, and Jon Temin argue that the metastasizing crisis in South Sudan urgently requires a new strategy for achieving a sustainable peace.

By Enough Team

September 28, 2017

“Yes, We Have Leverage”: U.S. and International Community Have Tools at Hand to Stop Violent Kleptocrats

  Enough Project policy report details “playbook” of tools available to policymakers to address corrupt elites, intractable conflicts in Africa A policy report published today by the Enough Project details how the international community, and in particular the United States, can exert powerful leverage to impact the calculations, behavior, and material position of violent kleptocratic […]

By Enough Team

June 15, 2017

Guardian Op-ed: British Banks are Go-betweens in Global Conflict. This can be Stopped.

Almost a year ago, the UK government convened a global summit to commit to fighting corruption. The final communiqué from the governments involved summed up their historic intentions: “We want to send a clear signal to the corrupt that they will face consequences internationally. We want to make it harder for them to travel and do business in our countries.”

By Enough Team

February 20, 2017

U.S. Tools to Bankrupt Kleptocracy: The Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA)

The Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) was passed in 1977 and prohibits U.S. persons from bribing foreign officials. The law was developed after an investigation by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission found that in order to secure business opportunities overseas, over 400 U.S. companies had paid hundreds of millions of dollars in bribes to foreign officials. The same investigation found that these firms were using “secret slush funds” and falsifying corporate records to disguise illicit payments to foreign officials (as well as illegal campaign contributions to U.S. politicians).

By Enough Team

October 11, 2016