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RESEARCH AND MULTIMEDIA

📘 Standards and interoperability: The future of the global financial system Atlantic Council

📘 U.S. Foreign Extortion Prevention Act: New Tool in the Fight Against Global Corruption TI 

📘 How We Uncovered the Modus Operandi of Criminals Smuggling Illegal Gold out of Venezuela Pulitzer Center

📘 Illicit Drugs Are Undermining Pacific Security USIP

📘 France Compliance Report: Preventing corruption and promoting integrity in central governments EU

📘 China Rubicon Report – The Institutional Investors & Funds financing the rise of technology innovation in China and other adversarial autocracies. Future Union

📘 Paper Wall: Chinese Websites Posing as Local News Outlets Target Global Audiences with Pro-Beijing Content Citizen Lab

📘 Bankrolling Terror: Iran’s Role in Fundraising and Recruiting for Hamas Post-10/7 Cloudburst

📘 Safer Scrolling: How algorithms popularize and gamify online hate and misogyny for young people University of Kent

 


ILLICIT EDGE INSIGHTS

📌 China’s Oppression of the Uyghurs in Xinjiang

📌 How Are U.S. Financial Sanctions Developed?

📌 Top 10 Ways Iran Supports and Empowers Hamas

📌 Iran’s Nuclear Weapons Program: A Dangerous Evolution

📌 Top 10 Ways Money Launderers Are Caught Red-Handed 

📌 What are the Top 10 Books on Corruption, Kleptocracy, and Illicit Financing?

📌 What Are 10 Ways China Is Stealing Intellectual Property?

📌 These are Mexico’s Most Powerful Drug Cartels

📌 The Hypocrisy of Labeling Terrorists as ‘Militants’

📌 Sanctions and the IRGC: How Iran’s Paramilitary Group Profits from Economic Hardship

📌 What are the Arguments For and Against ESG?

 


VIDEOS

 


INFLUENCERS

Kim Zetter / Brian Krebs / Nicole Perlroth /
Josh Rogin / Ellen Nakashima / Matt Levitt /
Clarissa Ward / Gary Kasparov / Joseph Cox / Mark Dubowitz
Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya / Bill Browder / Jen Easterly /
Zack Kopplin / Laura Shin / Dmitri Alperovitch / Tom Keatinge
Catherine Belton / Nazanin Boniadi / Chris Krebs /
Kevin Hall / Farnaz Fassihi / Kevin Collier / Patrick Howell O’Neill /
Michael McFaul / Jonathan Schanzer / Catalin Cimpanu /
Liza Lin / Enes Kanter FREEDOM / Bianna Golodryga

 


RESOURCES

Financial Action Task Force /
Egmont Group /
Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Project /
International Consortium of Investigative Journalists /
Money Laundering Watch/

C4ADS /
Combating Terrorism Center /
Royal United Services Institute /

 


PODCASTS

🎙 Treasury in the Time of Russia Sanctions: Insights with Liz Rosenberg RUSI 

🎙 Sanctions Past, Present, and Future with OFAC Director Brad Smith Lawfare

🎙 FBI Director Wray talks takedown operations, nation-state hackers, and growing threats in cyberspace Record

🎙 Do sanctions still work as a weapon of war? Economist

🎙️Pirate of Prague Apple

🎙️Bug bounties with Chinese characteristics Click Here

🎙️Davos, WWIII, Essential Books GoodFellows

 


IN OTHER NEWS

🌎 Vietnam mounts ‘unprecedented’ $24B rescue for bank engulfed in giant fraud.  The prosecution is part of the authorities’ “blazing furnace” anti-corruption campaign, which triggered the real estate crisis. Reuters

🌎 Raiffeisen Bank trumpets Russia growth plans in dozens of job ads.  Investigation finds dozens of posting for Russia-based jobs, touting its growth plans in the country. AFP 

🌎 Report shows China funding the U.S. fentanyl crisis. The report was released ahead of a hearing Tuesday detailing what a U.S. House panel argues is China’s complicity in fueling the fentanyl crisis in the U.S. NBC 

🌎 Feds charge arms dealers with smuggling grenade launchers, ammo from US to Iraq and Sudan.  A Syrian and Lebanese national were charged with conspiring to illegally export the arms from the U.S. and with conspiring to commit money laundering. USA Today

🌎 Activists trigger referendum that could end Swiss sanctions on Russia.  Switzerland won’t join G7 task force on Russian oligarch money, saying assets already frozen were respectable by international standards. Swissinfo

🌎 Inside the Late-Night Parties Where Hawaii Politicians Raked In Money.  After the state passed a law barring government contractors from donating to politicians, fund-raising parties showed just how completely the reform effort failed. NYT 

🌎 Pro-Trump network OAN and Smartmatic settle 2020 election defamation case.  In the wake of the 2020 presidential contest, pro-Donald Trump outlets spread lies wrongfully suggesting President Biden had not been legitimately elected. CNN

🌎 Lawmakers Question Bank of America About Leon Black’s Payments to Epstein.  A Senate committee sent a letter asking the bank whether it had adequately followed procedures before clearing $158M in payments. NYT

🌎 Former North Korean diplomat charged with U.S. sanctions evasion.  A former DPRK diplomat serving in Thailand was indicted on 20 counts of sanctions evasion, bank fraud, and money laundering. UPI

🌎 US Will Sanction Iranian Drone Program After Attack on Israel.  It will also sanction entities supporting the IRGC and Defense Ministry and expects allies to follow. Bloomberg

📌 House passes host of bills targeting Iran Politico

📌 How Iran has managed to evade sanctions on its oil exports DW

RUSSIA

🇷🇺 Traders Are Already Gaming the New Sanctions on Russian Metal Bloomberg

🇷🇺 Yellen says it is important to unlock value of Russian assets to aid Ukraine Reuters

🇷🇺 US sanctions impacting Sovcomflot’s ability to trade Reuters

🇷🇺 China’s Exports to Russia Slump Amid US Threat of War Sanctions Bloomberg

CHINA

🇨🇳 U.S., China to Cooperate in the Fight Against Dirty Money WSJ

🇨🇳 Sanctioned Chinese security camera maker Dahua divests from U.S. Nikkei

🇨🇳 The CCP is taking Americans hostage – Biden wants to send more Hill

🇨🇳 U.S. official says IPR infringement still main concern in China Reuters

CORRUPTION & FINANCIAL CRIME 

💸 New report estimates U.S. fraud losses exceed $233B annually WaPo

💸 Sen. Bob Menendez may throw wife Nadine under the bus in corruption trial AP

💸 NPR Suspends Editor Who Objected to Bias and Lack of Diversity at Company Turley

 


COMPLIANCE TOOLBOX

🔑 Cryptocurrency Regulation Tracker Atlantic Council

🔑 COMTRADE: Using Trade Data to Uncover Fraud and Smuggling OCCRP

🔑 2022 Rule of Law Index World Justice Project

🔑 Global Organized Crime Index Global Initiative Against Transnational Organized Crime

🔑 Anti-Corruption Helpdesk Transparency International

🔑 Flight Intelligence for Investigators Icarus Flights, C4ADS

🔑 Global Legislative Map: Violent Extremist and Terrorist-Related Online Content Global Internet Forum to Counter Terrorism

🔑 Basel AML Index Map Basel Institute on Governance

🔑 Scorched Earth: Using NASA Fire Data to Monitor War Zones Bellingcat

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Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN)

State Department

Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency

Federal Reserve

Department of Justice

Commerce Department

Securities and Exchange Commission

Federal Bureau of Investigation

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Federal Trade Commission

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European Union

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