I think Sweden still has the least corrupt politicians and heads the list of democratic nations. You should note that Illinois is one of the most corrupt states in the USA. I could tell a few stories how the cronyism works and it does exclude us who have no connections; however, you are lucky that Obama is one of the few good men we have here, but he is a transplant from Hawaii. Our public corruption is so bad that it became a joke on t.v. re: our governor. It really isn't a joke; it is BAD. How is Israel? corrupt politicians too? You are probably lucky to have Sweden as a peace broker also. Russia I doubt is any good as any peace maker or broker.
U.S. confirms ISIS computer expert killed in air strike (Reuters)
from the article: Sweden FM cancels Israel trip amid 'organ harvesting' row