Tuesday, 7 June 2011

Corruption and the arms trade: sins of commission

SIPRI has released its 2011 Yearbook. First chapter is on corruption in the arms trade.
Studies suggest that corruption in the arms trade contributes roughly 40 per cent to all corruption in global transactions. This corruption exacts a heavy toll on purchasing and selling countries, undermining democratic institutions of accountability and diverting valuable resources away from pressing social needs towards corrupt ends.

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