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30

JUNE 2016

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THE FOREIGN SERVICE JOURNAL

governance programming, particularly but not exclusively

managed through the State Department’s Bureau of Interna-

tional Narcotics and Law Enforcement and the U.S. Agency for

International Development.

Sticks and Carrots

In addition to such “carrots,” the initiative also encourages

greater use of punitive measures. These include the authorities

under Presidential Proclamation 7750 and Public Law 7031c,

which renders ineligible for a visa current officials of foreign

governments and their immediate family members for whom

“the Secretary of State has credible information [they] have

been involved in significant corruption, including corruption

related to the extraction of natural resources.” There has also

been greater cooperation with U.S. law enforcement agencies

targeting corrupt actors affecting the United States, including

the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Drug Enforcement

Administration and the U.S. Secret Service, as well as the U.S.

Departments of Justice and Treasury.

Achieving high-level buy-in from both chiefs of mission

within posts and host-country political leaders is the key to

making demonstrable progress. Even before the formal launch

of EUR’s anti-corruption initiative, a number of ambassadors,

Achieving high-level buy-in

from both chiefs of mission

within posts and host-country

political leaders is the key

to making demonstrable

progress.

OLESIATRACHUK/U.S.EMBASSYKYIV

Thumbs up for the new Kyiv Patrol police force, in uniform,

with (l-r) U.S. Ambassador Geoff Pyatt, Ukraine Prime

Minister Arseniy Yatseniuk, President Petro Poroshenko,

Deputy Interior Minister Eka Zguladze, Interior Minister

Arsen Avakov and Kyiv Mayor Vitali Klitschko.