While the rate of which sanctions being imposed against Russia has slowed considerably, their effects are being felt across the broadest spectrum of society, from energy bills affecting the poorest households across Europe to Russia’s richest oligarchs feeling the squeeze on… Read More
As sanctions continue to squeeze the Russian economy, Western powers are now exploring new ways of ensuring that sanctioned individuals and entities are unable to circumvent the measures. In addition to ending European reliance on Russian fossil fuels, there have been moves among member states to introduce new laws… Read More
Sanctions against Russia continue to be ramped up by Western governments, with the US and UK targeting banks, Russian media companies, and trade. Meanwhile the EU has encountered pushback from member states with Hungary causing it to backtrack on plans to ban the shipping of Russian oil and Austria… Read More
The contentious issue of sanctioning Russian oil came to the fore this week, but despite objections from some member states the EU is pressing ahead with plans to ban all imports within six months. Meanwhile, existing sanctions are being felt across the widest possible spectrum, from the hallowed turf of… Read More
Questions have been raised about the effectiveness of sanctions imposed against Russia to date, with many observers believing that they simply haven’t gone far enough. The most contentious issue is how to sanction Russian oil, gas, and coal in a way that maximises pressure on Vladimir Putin’s regime while… Read More
Today is Earth Day, so to mark the event we turn the global spotlight on illegal wildlife trafficking, which is now the world’s fourth largest illicit transnational activity, following closely behind narcotics, human trafficking, and counterfeiting. … Read More
As more disturbing reports of violence emerge from Ukraine; western powers are gathering once again to see what further action can be taken to halt Putin’s war machine. The elephant in the room is Europe’s reliance on Russian energy. Last year, oil and gas revenues accounted for… Read More
Reports of the civilian massacres on the streets of Ukraine have galvanised western powers to impose a raft of new sanctions against Russia. In this week’s AML Roundup we reveal these new sanctions and report on new sanctions that are under consideration.  With regard to the ongoing… Read More
As sanctions continue to have an impact across the world, in this week’s AML Roundup we take a look at the impact they are having on their intended targets and report on how the institutions tasked with enforcing the rules are responding to the challenge. We also explore the profoundly… Read More
While the rate at which sanctions are being introduced has slowed, their repercussions are still reverberating across the world. In this week’s AML Roundup, we explore just how effective Russia sanctions have been so far, and reveal how sanctioned individuals and entities are seeking to circumvent them using a range… Read More
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