Mongolia has been rocked in recent months by a series of corruption scandals that have prompted large-scale demonstrations in the capital, Ulaanbaatar. In an interview, Morris Rossabi explains why corruption is so widespread in Mongolia and why the current wave of scandals comes at a bad time for its economy.
El Salvador’s legislature last month denied Attorney General Douglas Melendez a second term, in a move widely viewed as retaliation for Melendez’s anti-corruption crusade. Eric Olson discusses the impact of Melendez’s efforts and the importance of corruption as a political issue in El Salvador.
In recent years, an unprecedented number of anti-corruption investigations have unfolded around the world. At first glance, this is a positive development for society as a whole, but the process is not without risks. Wide-ranging investigations and prosecutions, even successful ones, have backfired in several ways.