Ukrainians are protesting corruption — and using a new approach. Here’s how it works.

Protesters hold the Ukraine flag and anti-government signs at a rally in downtown Kiev, Ukraine, on Dec. 17, demanding that lawmakers lift their parliamentary immunity and establishment an anti-corruption court. (EPA-EFE/Shutterstock)

For the last three years, Ukrainian activists have been trying to beat back systemic government corruption — but now that “Revolution of Dignity” is hanging by a thread. In mid-December 2017, anti-reform forces in President Petro Poroshenko’s government moved to suppress anti-corruption forces, including efforts to sideline the most prominent anti-corruption member of parliament and to subordinate the country’s independent anti-corruption bureau to the very politicians it is supposed to investigate. Here’s what’s going on — and how it matters to anti-corruption efforts worldwide.

A new approach to rooting out corruption: The ‘sandwich’ model

For the last three years, Ukrainian civil society and the international community have been experimenting with a new

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