Panama Papers: has transparency improved a year on?

Inside Financial & Risk    –     Thomson Reuters James Swenson    04 Apr 2017   A year since the Panama Papers data leak sparked worldwide controversy around the use of offshore companies, has transparency increased and is it any easier for compliance officers to identify Ultimate Beneficial Owners (UBOs)? Following the release of the Panama Papers one year…


Searching for Illicit Dual Use Items in Online Marketplaces: A Semi-Automated Approach

  James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies April 24, 2017 Occasional Paper #27 by Bryan Lee, Margaret Arno, Daniel Salisbury   Introduction Purpose of Research Online business today takes place in a global marketplace. Drop shipments and containerized shipping have made the export and import of materials and finished goods easier than ever. Anyone who…


LafargeHolcim responds to Syria Review

03.02.2017 In the course of 2016, a number of publications reported allegations involving legacy Lafarge operations at its plant in Syria, specifically that company personnel had engaged in dealings with certain armed groups and with sanctioned parties during 2013 until the plant was ultimately evacuated in September 2014. As previously communicated, in response to these…


Lafarge in Syrien: Betonmischen in Kriegszeiten

Neue Zürcher Zeitung von Christoph G. Schmutz 27.1.2017, 06:00 Uhr Die französische Justiz ermittelt gegen Lafarge-Holcim. Die Firma habe in Syrien die Terrormiliz Islamischer Staat mitfinanziert, Mitarbeiter gefährdet und gegen EU-Sanktionen verstossen. Lafarge-Holcim-Chef Eric Olsen muss sich mit Syrien-Altlasten von vor der Fusion herumschlagen. (Bild: Gian Ehrenzeller / EPA) Eigentlich ist Lafarge-Holcim eine Firma, die…



Original Text of noted Chinese International relations expert Shen Zhihua on Sino – Korean Relations from March 19, 2017

Published by the Center for Cold War International History Studies on 22 March 2017





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