Dark Money and Politics: Is Democracy for Sale?
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by Royal United Services Institute
1w ago
In this episode, CFS Director Tom Keatinge is joined by Peter Geoghegan, Investigative Reporter at the Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Project – a global network of journalists – and author of Democracy for Sale. They discuss the role of ‘dark money’ in political funding, loopholes you can see from space, the lack of regulatory accountability on social media, the way think tanks can influence political processes, and how shell companies can be used as a vehicle to make large political donations ..read more
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The Threat of Online Misinformation to Financial Stability
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by Royal United Services Institute
1M ago
In this episode, host Tom Keatinge, CFS Director, is joined by Kathryn Westmore, CFS Senior Research Fellow, and Sahil Shah, Managing Director, Say No to Disinfo. Together, they explore how the spread of misinformation on social media is an emerging threat to financial stability, the role of misinformation in lasts year’s Silicon Valley Bank collapse, and what banks, regulators and governments can do ..read more
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Combating Kleptocracy: Lessons from Sanctions on Russia
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by Royal United Services Institute
1M ago
In this episode, Kinga Redlowska, Head of CFS Europe, is joined by Zoe Reiter, Director for Kleptocracy at the National Endowment for Democracy (NED), and Tom Keatinge, CFS Director and author of a new RUSI paper entitled 'Combating Kleptocracy: Lessons from the Response to Russia’s War in Ukraine'. They discuss the fight against kleptocracy, how Russia's full-scale invasion of Ukraine has energised governments in their efforts to combat modern kleptocracy, and lessons from the response to Russia's war in Ukraine ..read more
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Getting to Grips with Crypto
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by Royal United Services Institute
2M ago
Host Allison Owen, CFCS Associate Fellow, is joined by David Carlisle, Vice President of Policy and Regulatory Affairs at blockchain analysis and crypto data company Elliptic London, and RUSI Associate Fellow, to discuss all things cryptocurrency. With David's new book The Crypto Launderers: Crime and Cryptocurrencies from the Dark Web to DeFi and Beyond just out, they delve into the complex intersection of technology, regulation and crime, and the challenges law enforcement agencies face in investigating crypto ..read more
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Enforcing and Preventing the Circumvention of Sanctions
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by Royal United Services Institute
2M ago
In this episode, host Gonzalo Saiz, CFCS Research Fellow, is joined by Daniel Tannebaum, Partner at management consultancy firm Oliver Wyman, and Jan Dunin-Wasowicz, Partner and Co-Chair of Hughes Hubbard & Reed’s Sanctions, Export Controls & Anti-Money Laundering practice group. They discuss the differences in the US and EU approaches to sanctions against Russia, how tackling the practice of sanctions circumvention through third countries impacts the private sector, and the role of enforcement action in countering sanctions violations ..read more
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A Financial Crime View from Africa
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by Royal United Services Institute
3M ago
Host Tom Keatinge, CFCS Director, is joined by Xolisile Khanyile, former head of South Africa’s Financial Intelligence Centre and RUSI Senior Associate Fellow. They discuss her decades-long career as a prosecutor in the financial crime world, illegal wildlife trafficking, public-private partnerships, South Africa's FATF ‘grey-listing’, and how everyday crime impacts South Africa's response to money laundering ..read more
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Treasury in the Time of Russia Sanctions: Insights with Liz Rosenberg
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by Royal United Services Institute
3M ago
Host Tom Keatinge, CFCS Director, is joined by Liz Rosenberg, former Assistant Secretary for Terrorist Financing and Financial Crimes at the US Department of the Treasury. They discuss her ambitions for combatting illicit finance as she re-entered the US Treasury in 2021, her role in the review of the US sanctions strategy, the measures developed to respond to Russia's unprovoked war in Ukraine, including the oil price cap, and the priorities ahead for the US two years on from Russia’s full-scale invasion of Ukraine ..read more
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Ukraine’s Reconstruction: Russia Must Pay
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by Royal United Services Institute
4M ago
Martin Sandbu, European economics commentator at the Financial Times, discusses the challenges and opportunities involved in using Russia’s currently frozen Central Bank assets to support Ukraine’s economy and reconstruction. The hashtag ‘Russia Must Pay’ is frequently trending on social media, boosted by politicians, civil society organisations and individuals outraged by Russia’s continued aggression. But while this sentiment is easy for politicians and financiers to articulate, it has yet to be matched in deeds. Martin Sandbu joins host Tom Keatinge to explore how the $300 billion of immobi ..read more
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Sanctioning China: Examining the Dilemma
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by Royal United Services Institute
4M ago
China’s regular muscle-flexing and other threatening moves towards Taiwan poses a great challenge. How should the West think about this behaviour, given the integration of China into the international economy and the extent to which the West relies on trade with Beijing? Could sanctions be used as a policy instrument here? In this episode, host Kinga Redlowska, Head of CFCS Europe, is joined by Emily Kilcrease, Senior Fellow and Director of the Energy, Economics and Security Programme at the Center for a New American Security (CNAS). They discuss the findings of a recent CNAS report entitled ..read more
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Fighting Financial Crime: Insights with Danny Glaser
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by Royal United Services Institute
5M ago
The financial crime and sanctions world has mushroomed into a global industry. Thousands of compliance officers, analysts, policymakers and law enforcement officials are involved in some element of this behemoth. Among these many thousands, a few figures have emerged as opinion formers – those who found themselves at the forefront of developments. In this episode, host Tom Keatinge, Director of the Centre for Financial Crime and Security Studies at RUSI, is joined by Danny Glaser who has spent over 20 years at the heart of US efforts to advance the fight against financial crime. They talk abou ..read more
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