Robert Thomason is a journalist who has specialized in the environment, commodities and conflict. He is a former foreign news researcher for the Washington Post and was a writer for various sections of the newspaper. As an independent he worked for the National Geographic magazine, Bloomberg BNA, Natural Resources News Service and the Center for International Media Assistance.
Selected Insights by Robert
Proposed US cryptocurrency regulations for virtual currencies has generated comments from users who say they're impractical and an assault on their rights.
The anti-corruption chapter in a trade agreement forged between the US and Brazil is a step in the right direction to curb transnational white-collar crime.
Highly corrupt countries receiving Covid debt relief; banking, health sectors deemed to face greatest corruption risksRecently, international lenders have extended debt relief to the world's poorest countries, but many of those countries are also among the world's most corrupt.
Whistleblower reports still assessed by Securities and Exchange Commission despite Covid-19 protocols, SEC saysWhistleblowers wishing to report fraud, bribery and other violations to the US Securities and Exchange Commission can still do so, and the commission will still process the reports in the face of coronavirus protection protocols, the SEC said.
Major oil, gas and mining companies joined US lawmakers in telling the US Securities and Exchange Commission that a proposed disclosure rule should require publicly traded firms in the extractive sector to report government payments on a project-by-project basis. As written, the SEC proposal would only require that the firms report summaries of the payments.