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  • Groundhog Day for Counterterrorist Finance: Time to Rethink the Response

  • The Pakistani Army's Defence Diplomacy: More Action, Fewer Words

  • How Will Britain’s Potential Withdrawal from the Euratom Treaty Affect the Supply of Radiopharmaceuticals?

  • Still in a Haze: Illicit Cigarette Trade Under the Spotlight

Commentary

RUSI experts and associates provide analysis on the latest developments in defence, security and international affairs.

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Is China’s Xi Jinping Removing Possible Successors?

Commentary,

Charles Parton

President Xi Jinping has moved decisively and unexpectedly against one of the top 25 Communist Party officials in the Politburo, Sun Zhengcai, once seen as a possible successor.

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FinTech and RegTech – What Next for Financial Crime’s International Standard Setter?

Commentary, 24 July 2017

Florence Keen

The Financial Action Task Force has held a forum with the private sector on how to engage with FinTech and RegTech at PayPal’s headquarters in San José, California.

AML/CTF, Organised Crime, Technology
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How Will Britain’s Potential Withdrawal from the Euratom Treaty Affect the Supply of Radiopharmaceuticals?

Commentary, 21 July 2017

Jennifer Cole and Sobhan Vinjamuri

Britain will have to strike new international agreements with other countries to maintain access to nuclear power technology after indicating that it is minded to leave Euratom, which has controlled...

National Security and Resilience Studies, UK, Resilience, Technology, Europe
Illicit Cigarettes

Still in a Haze: Illicit Cigarette Trade Under the Spotlight

Commentary, 18 July 2017

Cathy Haenlein and Alexander Babuta

On the eve of hearings in the US Congress, RUSI research highlights the persistent problem of cigarette smuggling and suggests a more coherent approach to tackling the issue.

Organised Crime, Europe
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The Pakistani Army's Defence Diplomacy: More Action, Fewer Words

Commentary, 17 July 2017

With a renewed defence diplomatic effort in the Gulf and Afghanistan, Pakistan’s army is determined to dispel misconceptions and address allegations made by both adversaries and allies.

Pakistan, Central and South Asia
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Groundhog Day for Counterterrorist Finance: Time to Rethink the Response

Commentary, 11 July 2017

Tom Keatinge and Florence Keen

For global political leaders, tackling terrorist financing was again centre stage at the G20. Still, a continued fixation on ‘spotting’ sums of money is wrongheaded.

UK Counter-terrorism, AML/CTF, Terrorism
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Russia and the West: Whose ‘Rules-Based Order’ Is It Anyway?

Commentary, 6 July 2017

Sarah Lain

A speech by Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov is a timely reminder of the chasm between how Moscow and many Western policymakers view the world order.

Russia, Europe
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Talk is Cheap: Action Needed on Tackling Organised Crime’s Finances

Commentary, 5 July 2017

Helena Wood

The British government’s strategy for tackling the finances of organised crime merits a rethink.

AML/CTF, UK, Organised Crime, Europe
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Suspicious Activities on Social Media: What Can Be Learnt from Counterterrorist Financing Efforts?

Commentary, 3 July 2017

Olivier Kraft

For nearly 20 years, the financial sector has been required to report suspicions of terrorist-related transactions. Should similar requirements apply to suspicious communications on social media?

Cyber, AML/CTF, Terrorism
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Ministry of Defence Facing Tough Financial Choices

Commentary, 29 June 2017

Peter Roberts

The British military is facing a serious financial challenge, with an estimated £20 billion black hole to plug, and the inconclusive 8 June general election providing no way forward.

Defence Spending, Equipment and Acquisitions, UK, Securing Britain, UK Defence, Europe

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