Reports and Papers

Fighting the Hydra:
Lessons From Worldwide Protests Against Corruption
Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, April 12, 2018

In the past half decade, uprisings against corruption has broken out worldwide. The frequency and significance of these events forces the question: What is going on? And does this international phenomenon hold lessons for others beset with systemic political corruption, not least in the United States? A look at countries as diverse in culture and political history as Brazil, Burkina Faso, Guatemala, Lebanon, Romania, South Africa, and South Korea suggests that it does.

When Corruption Is the Operating System:
The Case of Honduras
Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, May 30, 2017

In some five dozen countries worldwide, corruption can no longer be understood as merely the iniquitous doings of individuals. Rather, it is the operating system of sophisticated networks that cross sectoral and national boundaries in their drive to maximize returns for their members.  Such networks are of course configured differently in different countries.  This report examines one country's experience in detail.  

The Structure of Corruption:
A Systemic Analysis Using Eurasian Cases
Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, June 30, 2016


A prerequisite to building an effective anticorruption approach is an intimate—and unflinching—examination of the specifics of corrupt operations in the individual country of interest and its physical and electronic neighborhoods.

The Unrecognized Threat to International Security
Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, June 6, 2014

Acute, structured government corruption is a misunderstood scourge. And the role it plays in exacerbating international insecurity is widely overlooked.

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