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Since Mr. Lourenco came to power, more than 250 politicians, ambassadors, public managers and high-ranking members of the military have been investigated, and several other high-profile figures prosecuted, says 's latest report. 🌍

In Angola, President Joao Lourenco has also taken concrete measures against corruption. While the country still ranks 165 out of 180 countries according to the 2018 Corruption Perceptions Index, Angola managed to gain four points since 2015. 🌍

During Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari’s first term, some important steps were taken. They included the creation of a presidential advisory committee against corruption, says our latest , based on 's report. 🌍

President Alassane Ouattara, an admirer of the Rwandan model, ordered the creation of new anti-corruption bodies, including the Brigade for the Fight Against Corruption, a High Authority for Good Governance and an Anti-Racketeering Unit.

In the 2018 Corruption Perceptions Index, Senegal improved from 36 points in 2012 to 45 points in 2018 – two points above the global average. This achievement reflects a combination of political will strong institutions and sound legislation. 🌍

The separation of powers, as well as political and civil liberties, played a decisive role in exposing and dealing with the corruption, if not containing and sanctioning it. 🌍

In some countries, large-scale corruption coexists with a functioning state and a formally democratic regime. In Mozambique, for example, a hidden debt scandal is having a profound impact on the country’s fragile economy, says our latest . 🌍

The transatlantic supply line to the United States will be critical, just as it was during the two world wars. NATO can harness tremendous strength if it is given sufficient time. That is what defense in depth provides, says our latest .

Time is essential to make collective decisions and concentrate widely dispersed forces. It should be remembered that NATO’s larger formations are all multinational; their components must be assembled from all over Europe and even North America.

The maneuver philosophy embodied in defense in depth seems to be the obvious strategy for a collective security organization. Note that time is the crucial strategic element for NATO; the alliance already has plenty of size and space, says .

Assuming that the nuclear deterrent minimizes the chance of an all-out conflict, forward deployment of major NATO units could indeed discourage an aggressor bent on limited war, says our latest , based on General 's latest report.

Launching a spoiling attack against a nuclear power necessarily involves readiness for total war, since the availability of tactical nuclear weapons makes the line between conventional and nuclear war very fine indeed, says our latest .

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It seems highly doubtful that any multinational defense organization could decide consensually on a preemptive strike before war erupts, especially if it was to be elevated to the status of strategic doctrine, says our latest .

Underinvestment in defense has been a chronic challenge in Canada for both ruling parties. However, there is no question that it has worsened under the Trudeau govt, argues our latest , based on Dr.'s report. 🌎 πŸ‡¨πŸ‡¦

Canada remains active within NATO. In 2018, it assumed command of the NATO training mission in Iraq for its first year. Under Prime Minister Trudeau, Canada took command of a NATO high-readiness brigade in Latvia, says our latest .

Close United States-Canadian cooperation on intelligence, law enforcement and counterterrorism has not been affected by the contentious political disagreements between Ottawa and Washington, says our latest , based on Dr.'s report. 🌎

It is estimated that about 300 Americans and about 180 Canadians left their countries to go fight for Islamic State. About a quarter of those people were probably killed, says our latest , based on Dr.'s report. πŸŒŽπŸ‡¨πŸ‡¦ πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ

International jihadist groups continue to single out North America as a target, though their capacity to organize effective operations in the Western Hemisphere has atrophied, says our latest , based on Dr.'s piece. πŸ‡¨πŸ‡¦πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ

Though U.S. economic growth is expected to decelerate in 2019, the slowdown will not be enough to offset the U.S. market’s attractiveness, argues our latest , based on Dr.'s report. πŸŒŽπŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ πŸ‡¨πŸ‡¦

The U.S. economy’s robust growth will have the biggest impact on Canadian business. When it comes to foreign markets, Canadian companies are most comfortable operating in their neighbor to the south, says our latest . 🌎

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