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Section: Research Organizations & Think Tanks about Ukraine

    The Beginning of the End of Nuclear Weapons?
    Sep05

    The Beginning of the End of Nuclear Weapons?

    Negotiations over a ban on nuclear weapons are likely to be given the go-ahead at the UN General Assembly. Nuclear weapon states and those under their umbrella will face challenges reducing its impact.pearce_newsbrief_sept_vol.36_no.5.pdfIn 1959, during the discussions which led to the formation of the Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT), Irish...

    Ukrainian TV Studio Set on Fire by Protesters
    Sep05

    Ukrainian TV Studio Set on Fire by Protesters

    Popular, allegedly pro-Russian station faces the ire of demonstrators and gets hit with a smoke bomb. …read more Source: Transitions Online...

    Hong Kong at 20
    Sep05

    Hong Kong at 20

    The ‘one country, two systems’ model for the governance of Hong Kong is under strain. Can the Chinese government demonstrate the flexibility necessary to halt the emergence of an indigenous independence movement?jainjani_newsbrief_sept_vol.36_no.5.pdfHong Kong’s democracy movement received considerable global attention during and...

    Beijing’s North Korea Policy in 2016:  Keep Calm and Carry On
    Sep05

    Beijing’s North Korea Policy in 2016: Keep Calm and Carry On

    Although North Korea’s nuclear and missile tests have rocked the relationship with China, both sides seem intent on keeping calm.cathcart_newsbrief_sept_vol.36_no.5.pdfApplying metaphors to Beijing’s relationship with North Korea is a difficult business. In recent years, China’s old bonds of brotherhood with North Korea have...

    Using Social Media as a Source of Financial Intelligence: A New Frontier in the Fight Against Crime?
    Sep05

    Using Social Media as a Source of Financial Intelligence: A New Frontier in the Fight Against Crime?

    If social media is to deliver on its potential as a research tool for the provision of financial intelligence, a range of legal and ethical issues will need to be addressed first. keen_newsbrief_sept_vol.36_no.5.pdfFinancial institutions are an indispensable ingredient in the fight against money laundering and terrorism financing. Recently, some...

    Anticipating an EU Terrorist Finance Tracking System: Three Lessons in  Public–Private Security Cooperation
    Sep05

    Anticipating an EU Terrorist Finance Tracking System: Three Lessons in Public–Private Security Cooperation

    With the possible creation of a European version of the Terrorist Finance Tracking Programme (TFTP), SWIFT’s past experience with the TFTP provides valuable lessons for successful public–private security cooperation. wesseling_newsbrief_sept_vol.36_no.5.pdfIntra-European transactions – which have until now been excluded from discussions –...

    Financial Crime: An Intelligence-Led Response is Needed
    Sep05

    Financial Crime: An Intelligence-Led Response is Needed

    Intelligence gaps are at the heart of the UK’s vulnerability to financial crime – evidence rather than supposition must form the basis of the response.keatinge_newsbrief_sept_vol.36_no.5.pdfWhitehall has invested considerable resources in preparing for the late 2017 evaluation of its anti-money laundering (AML), counter-terror financing...

    France: Learning the Lessons of Nice
    Sep05

    France: Learning the Lessons of Nice

    The attack in Nice has not just placed France’s counterterrorism strategy under the spotlight. It has also increased pressure on the French authorities to build a more culturally inclusive society.abbas_newsbrief_sept_vol.36_no.5.pdfOn the night of 14 July, after a terrorist struck Nice, France, initial reaction was to associate it with...

    Sanctions on Russia: Moscow’s Attempt to Soften the Blow
    Sep05

    Sanctions on Russia: Moscow’s Attempt to Soften the Blow

    Despite attempts by Russia to create mechanisms to soften the impact of ‘targeted’ financial and energy sanctions, full reintegration, even in a scenario of future divergence between the US and the EU, will be difficult to achieve. mehdi_newsbrief_sept_vol.36_no.5.pdfSanctions, like other tools of financial warfare, have increasingly become...

    UK and EU Foreign Policy Cooperation after Brexit
    Sep05

    UK and EU Foreign Policy Cooperation after Brexit

    The UK’s relationship with the EU’s foreign policy will be critical as it seeks to reposition itself on the international stage in the aftermath of the referendum result. dijkstra_newsbrief_sept_vol.36_no.5.pdfIn the wake of the referendum on the withdrawal of the UK from the EU, much of the discussion has focused on the procedural...

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