Stephen Reimer is a Senior Research Fellow at RUSI’s Centre for Financial Crime & Security Studies, where he specialises on countering the financing of terrorism and threat finance generally. His recent work has focused on self-activating terrorism finance in Europe, the national security threats posed by illicit finance, and assessing risk of terrorism financing abuse in the not-for-profit sector. He is also interested in corporate transparency and the unintended human rights impacts of the FATF standards.

Stephen previously served as a Junior Policy Adviser at the Permanent Mission of Canada to the UN in New York, where he aided the delegation’s engagement with the UN Security Council, including its work on counterterrorism.

He holds an MSc in Conflict Studies from the London School of Economics, and a BA in Political Science and International Development Studies from McGill University.

Project work

Project CRAAFT

Project CRAAFT is an academic research and community-building initiative designed to build stronger, more coordinated counter terrorist financing (CTF) capacity across the EU and in its neighbourhood

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