On December 6, 2021, the White House issued the first ever consolidated United States Strategy on Countering Corruption (the “Strategy”). The Strategy follows President Biden’s June 3, 2021 memo that established the tackling of corruption as a central US national security interest (the “Memo”). That Memo tasked fifteen US Federal Government departments and agencies to conduct an interagency review to examine corruption as a national security threat and jointly develop a strategy that would significantly enhance the United States’ ability to combat corruption. The Strategy is the result of those agencies’ review.
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