Anti-Money Laundering

Central Asia – Part II AML/CTF Regimes

Central Asia remains a high risk region for terrorism financing and money-laundering, while looming terrorism threats make the need for cohesive AML and CTF policies all the more important.

WEF’s Global Risks 2011: New Risk Clusters in Focus

In the lead-up to its annual meeting at Davos, Switzerland, the World Economic Forum (WEF) issued the report Global Risks 2011. The report is set in the context of the WEF’s new platform, the Risk Response Network. The organization’s proclaimed objective to translate analysis into the development of practical solutions for the planet’s future, gives…

The Four Pillars of Counter-Terrorism

By military means alone terrorism cannot be defeated. This rule, from which few exemptions exist on the national level, is fully evident in view of today’s prominent transnational terrorism spread by Islamist extremists. Therefore, counter-terrorism must pursue a comprehensive strategy that also includes psychological means in response to the mechanisms of fear triggered by indiscriminate…

The Baltic States and the North Eastern European Criminal Hub

The Baltic States are located in what EUROPOL maps out as the North-East Criminal Hub. Given their geographical location, the Baltic States facilitate not only the illegal entry and distribution of goods and people within the EU, but also the making of financial crime committed through the region’s financial institutions.

The Third EU AML Directive

As a result of the financial crisis, the importance of effectively combating financial crime has once again been catapulted to the top of the international political agenda.