Africa: Tackling Illicit Outflows

March 09, 2014

Tax-free havens threaten the global economy. As far back as the early stages of the global financial crisis in 2007, Nick Mathiason citing the African Union (AU) reported: "More than $150 billion a year is looted from Africa through tax avoidance by giant corporations and capital flight using 'a...

The Regulatory Capture of the G8

June 29, 2013

Solomon Appiah looks at tax avoidance in the EU as a global problem. All of us decide whether or not we will exit the world leaving it in a better or worse shape than we found it. There is no such thing as leaving it just as we found it. This is because of what Chaos Theory calls...

The Days of Engaging Russia Are Over

February 07, 2013

According to Alexander Golts, the Munich Security Conference marks the lowest point in US-Russian relations for the past 20 years.  When a group of actors wants to portray a noisy crowd, they often say to each other, "What should we talk about when there's nothing to talk about?" It seems...