The United States has created the first anti-corruption strategy. But they intend to counteract corruption anywhere, but not in America. At the same time, I somehow do not really remember the corruption activities of Biden himself and his son in Ukraine. However, rather for the sake of decency, the strategy states that the United States will fight against the laundering of other people’s money invested under the guise of investments. With what Washington really intends to fight, said the president of the Russian section of the International Police Association, Lieutenant General, Doctor of Law, Professor, Honored Lawyer of Russia Yuri Zhdanov.
– Over the past decades, every new US president has declared the need to fight corruption. And then suddenly such a loud statement about the first anti-corruption strategy. Is this excessive conceit or some clever combination?about:blank
– I’m afraid all together. Now all this confusion, this mix is tactfully called hybrid wars. Let me remind you that as directed by President Biden, federal departments and agencies conducted a 200-day review. This review aims to identify how the US government can expand and strengthen its corruption prevention efforts to better hold corrupt individuals accountable, curb illicit funding, and strengthen the capacity of investigative journalists and other members of civil society who are at the forefront of reporting on corruption. As a result, the allegedly first ever US Government Anti-Corruption Strategy was published.
– And how are they going to expand and strengthen all this?
– Suddenly, miraculously, it turned out that the adopted strategy is aimed not so much at fighting internal American corruption, but should become a serious geopolitical weapon for solving external problems.
Here is a quote: “The strategy focuses on better understanding and responding to the transnational dimensions of corruption, including by taking meaningful steps to reduce the ability of corrupt actors to use the US and international financial systems to launder the proceeds of their actions.”
And for this, the “multilateral anti-corruption architecture” is being strengthened and diplomatic interaction and “the use of American foreign aid resources to achieve US anti-corruption policy goals” are improved.
– That is, we are not talking about hitting on the hands of our own bribe-takers, increasing their term of imprisonment, confiscating stolen property?
– What are you, it is not on the agenda at all. They fight only with foreign corrupt officials. They are “progressors”, they help all the supposedly disadvantaged in their countries. And what they themselves are up to their ears in mud is their internal, sovereign affair, where outsiders – no, no. The same Venezuela would dare to offer US assistance in the fight against American corruption.
– Still, what are the main points in their concept?
“They claim to seek to better understand and respond to the transnational dimensions of corruption, including by increasing intelligence and diplomatic resources on the topic. That is, espionage will be encouraged in every possible way.
The US government also intends to take serious steps to limit the ability of corrupt actors to use the American and international financial systems to launder corruption proceeds. Most likely, these incomes will not go anywhere, but they will be more carefully hidden.
And, most importantly, their strategy is aimed at deepening coordination with the governments of foreign partner states to strengthen their ability to achieve accountability for corruption where there is political will. And this will should be aimed at strengthening support for activists and investigative journalists who are at the forefront of exposing acts of corruption, often conducting direct anti-state activities, preparing “objectionable”, “authoritarian” regimes for “color” revolutions.
– And how are the Americans going to help these “fighters” in those countries that do not crave official American assistance in the fight against their own corruption, where they believe that they can cope on their own?
– They are ready to help by force, regardless of the patient’s wishes. They believe that they are dealing with a kitten that needs to be poked into milk so that he realizes the taste and usefulness of the product.
– That is, are you ready to use force against another state?
– And this is not the first time for them, remember Panama. For example, the Department of Defense – quoted – “commits, through this strategy, to strengthen its planning processes to include more informed security sector management considerations prior to assistance and to conduct more frequent assessments of security cooperation in countries with significant corruption risks to determine effectiveness cooperation in the field of security “. That is, the US army will now be the determining actor in the fight against corruption in other countries. Well, that’s at least an honest statement.
– Probably, the Americans are striving to achieve not only political goals, but also economic benefits by fighting the coalition in other countries?
– Well, this is how everything is started for the gesheft – for them money is above all else. They declare the prevention of corruption in high-risk sectors such as construction, transport and natural resource extraction. That is, they take control of the most “tasty” thing in the economy of any state under the guise of fighting corruption. What if there is someone who will bribe more than them? By the way, it is no coincidence that they closely link their anti-corruption strategy with the “summit for democracy”. In general, the same hybrid war, only a side view.
– And, nevertheless, Biden and his team are not stupid to transfer all the arrows of internal corruption, from which ordinary Americans suffer, to some external villains …
“The strategy stipulates that when government officials abuse state power for personal gain, they do more than just appropriate illegal wealth. Corruption deprives citizens of equal access to vital services, denying them the right to quality health care, public safety and education. This worsens the business environment, erodes economic opportunity and exacerbates inequality. This often contributes to human rights violations and abuses, and can also stimulate migration. As a fundamental threat to the rule of law, corruption undermines institutions, erodes public trust, and fuels popular cynicism about effective and accountable governance. Whoever argues, it is said beautifully and even fairly.
And here comes a smooth transition from internal American problems to external enemies. It turns out – watch your hands! – the consequences of corruption often manifest themselves far beyond the immediate environment in which the actions are carried out. In today’s globalized world, corrupt actors pay bribes across borders, use the international financial system to store illicit wealth abroad, and abuse democratic institutions to achieve anti-democratic goals.
New research and major journalistic disclosures have documented the extent to which legislative and regulatory flaws in the developed world offer corrupt actors the means to offshore and launder illegal wealth. This dynamic, in turn, strengthens the position of those autocratic leaders who whose rule is based on the ability to co-opt and reward elites. Guess who these autocratic leaders are?
Surely the US intends to lead the advancement of the prosperity and security of the American people and people around the world?
– Of course. Hence the American approach. It should be remembered that the US government has long recognized anti-corruption as an important foreign policy goal. Outside, Karl! Although in all other normal states this is the task of the Ministry of Internal Affairs and the Prosecutor’s Office.
However, they do declare to enforce the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) and their other statutory and regulatory regimes through criminal and civil measures, regardless of how these measures are consistent with other national laws. They do not care about other people’s legislation. The United States is committed to increasing support for reform-minded government and non-government partners, empowering and empowering other governments to combat corruption, including activists, investigative journalists, and law enforcement agencies who are “at the forefront of exposing corruption.”
– How exactly will they achieve this?
– Well, in addition to pouring money into controlled media and “democratic” organizations, they will actively expand intelligence activities – the so-called information exchange. In addition, they will deter what they perceive as illegal funding. That is, foreign investors will be under close scrutiny. Of course, they will strengthen the prosecution of corrupt officials. At least – they will declare it. The Americans also intend to preserve and strengthen the multilateral anti-corruption architecture.
– Is there such?
– Yes, it is present in such organizations as the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), the Organization of American States (OAS) and the UN, including through more active implementation of the UN Convention against Corruption. At the same time, it is planned to expand the NATO Integrity Program to combat corruption in finance, procurement and human resources management, encourage the G20 and G7 to implement strict transparency and anti-corruption measures in all ministerial areas, and increase US participation in the Open Government Partnership and the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative.
– It’s strange how the NATO military bloc can defeat corruption somewhere …
– This is a reason for the Americans to interfere in other people’s affairs, to control other people’s politics and economy. They explicitly announced the development and support of US embassy-specific bilateral and public diplomacy strategies to support local and US government-sponsored anti-corruption initiatives and protect reformers. Diplomatic engagement, foreign aid, including aid to the security sector, and multilateral lending are central to the United States’ approach to countering corruption.
However, they cynically do not rule out “giving additional flexibility to anti-corruption initiatives and efforts to provide assistance in the event of unexpected discoveries or setbacks.” Like, you never know what will be revealed there after the exposure of corrupt officials. You look, and the government will have to change, and even the state to dismantle. In general, be afraid of the Danes who bring gifts.