Royal United Services Institute (RUSI): January 22, 2016
The UK government’s counter-terror finance efforts are inadequate; it needs to reassess its approach.
Royal United Services Institute (RUSI): January 17, 2016
Over the last decade, the US and EU have constructed a complex network of sanctions in response to Iran’s nuclear programme, ensuring the near-total isolation of Iran from global markets. On ‘implementation day’, this network starts to be disassembled and reintegration begin.
International Business Times: January 5, 2016
In the aftermath of the Paris attacks, terrorist financing is once again the focus of attention. The continued failure of global authorities to exploit the value of financial intelligence means that efforts to combat terrorist financing will continue to fall short
Foreign Affairs: December 3, 2015
Recent research has concluded that the connection between al Shabab and ivory is far less significant than many policymakers and law-enforcement agencies thought. Instead, reports from both the UN Somalia Monitoring Group and Kenya-based Journalists for Justice have suggested, it is the group’s trade in another white gold—contraband sugar--that sustains al Shabab.
CityAM: November 27, 2015
All too often, lofty commitments to tackle terrorist financing are made without the necessary strategy and resources in place. Such aspirations are quickly sidelined and forgotten. The latest atrocities wrought on the innocent citizens of a range of nations reminds us once again that disrupting terrorist financing is not optional. It is time for the world to stop talking and to finally act as one against terrorist financing.
Royal United Services Institute (RUSI): November 27, 2015
Recent reports shed light on Al-Shabaab’s evolving financing model. While charcoal remains key, sugar smuggling is playing an increasing role. Funding from illegal ivory, a focus of much distracting debate, is noticeable only in its absence.