On Geopolitics

In a Time of Anti-Corruption Campaigns, Context Matters

Reva Goujon
VP of Global Analysis, Stratfor
Mar 8, 2018 | 22:20 GMT
A Brazilian anti-corruption protest in Sao Paulo on Dec. 4, 2016.

A Brazilian anti-corruption protest in Sao Paulo on Dec. 4, 2016. Brazil's Lava Jato corruption investigation has implicated scores of politicians, including presidents and government ministers.

(MIGUEL SCHINCARIOL/AFP/Getty Images)

While Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman has been shaking down princes at the Ritz Carlton in Riyadh, Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny has been riling up protesters with YouTube videos of luxury dachas, and probes into Brazilian construction giant Odebrecht have been knocking down Latin American politicians like bowling pins. Whether driven by appearances, power consolidation or state survival, anti-corruption campaigns are pervading the global discourse....

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