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President Joe Biden speaks in the State Dining Room of the White House President Joe Biden speaks in the State Dining Room of the White House, in Washington, July 19, 2021 (AP photo Andrew Harnik).

Biden’s Global Anti-Graft Agenda Is Still a Work in Progress

Wednesday, July 21, 2021

In early June, President Joe Biden issued a memorandum “establishing the fight against corruption as a core United States national security interest” and ordering a significant mobilization of government resources to address this issue. The move comes amid heightened public awareness of the threats to democracy and security posed by transnational corruption, mainly due to the Panama Papers leaks that began in 2016 as well as the various investigations into allegations of malfeasance against former President Donald Trump and his associates. 

Yet while some federal agencies and departments have taken steps to turn Biden’s laudable rhetoric into reality, it still isn’t clear exactly what form America’s war on kleptocracy will take.  ...

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