Russian General Staff: West ignores Moscow’s offers to pool efforts to fight terror

TASS – Military & Defense April 26, “The lack of tight cooperation and interaction between our countries in the struggle against terrorism creates favorable conditions for the Islamic State,” General Valery Gerasimov said © Valeriy Sharifulin/TASS MOSCOW, April 26. /TASS/. Western countries ignore Russia’s proposals to combat international terrorism, Chief of Russia’s General Staff, Valery Gerasimov,…

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UN deaths in the DRC: it’s time to do more to support sanctions work

Sally Weston 5 May 2017 The recent loss of two UN sanctions experts in the Democratic Republic of Congo has highlighted the riskiness and conditions of the experts’ jobs. UN experts work in some of the most volatile environments imaginable to support the organisation’s efforts to bring peace to troubled countries and associated regions. Yet…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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