Corruption and Bribery

Op-Ed

Getting Corruption Right

Author: Jagdish N. Bhagwati
Project Syndicate

Jagdish N. Bhagwati writes on the need to define corruption properly and to "acknowledge obvious and important cultural differences in how it is understood."

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Op-Ed

In Bed With Warlords

Author: Walter Russell Mead
The Daily Beast

Walter Russell Mead says that it should come as no surprise that the U.S.'s work in Afghanistan has led to deals with "dark forces" and "unsavory" characters and the fact that many Americans are surprised by this revelation is a telling insight into the "American soul."

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Op-Ed

Medellin Wonders What Pelosi, Sweeney are Smoking

Author: Amity Shlaes
Bloomberg

To most U.S. citizens Medellin is code for all that is wrong with Latin America - the lawlessness, the drugs, the delusion that a network of thugs substitutes for a real economy. Congress feels about the same way- the approval of a bilateral free trade agreement between the U.S. and Colombia is in doubt. Amity Shlaes writes that a recent trip to this city found a powerful turnaround that argues not only for endorsing the FTA, but also taking a second look at the region.

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