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The Case for the CROOK Act


For governments around the world, these are uncertain times. Blatantly corrupt regimes are threatened by citizen-led movements that have taken to the streets protesting against their depredations. Starting with the Arab Spring a decade ago, mass protests have risen by 11.5 percent every year. These protests are having an effect: A whopping ten percent of countries have seen corruption-fueled political transitions between 2013 and 2018. This is a source of hope for those committed to rule of law, fair competition, and effective governance.However, political instability is not necessarily producing meaningful political reform. For instance, the soaring expectations that followed Ukraine’s …read more

Source:: The American Interest

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