The STR: Suspicious Transaction Report podcast explores the financial dimensions of today’s leading transnational security challenges. Host Tom Keatinge and the team from the Centre for Financial Crime and Security Studies at RUSI bring you unique insights on the challenges posed by illicit finance and practical analysis of the policy responses. They interview top thinkers and influential voices who unpack the complex world of money laundering, corruption, sanctions evasion and illicit flows, and explain how this shapes the evolving global security landscape, and what democracies and international institutions must do to stay ahead when it comes to the financial dimensions of the global threat outlook.
The views or statements expressed by guests are their own and their appearance on the podcast does not imply an endorsement of them or any entity they represent. Views and opinions expressed by RUSI employees are those of the employees and do not necessarily reflect the view of RUSI.
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Democracies are facing a range of security threats from external hostile actors, but is the financial dimension of these threats fully understood? This season’s theme is ‘Finance Weaponised’. We’ll be exploring the tools of international statecraft – both new and old – impacting the current geopolitical landscape, and will show how understanding the financial dimension is crucial for ensuring effective and lasting policy responses.
This season covers the evolving landscape of state threats, as well as specific topics such as non-state proxies, political finance, state capture, disinformation, the nexus with organised crime, and more.
Is the global anti-financial crime regime on the right track? In this season we’ll be taking a reality check of key financial crime policy areas and discussing ‘how it started’ versus ‘how it’s going’. Episodes reflect on the progress and shortcomings over the past 10 years, ascertaining whether policies have achieved their objectives and what needs to be put in place in order to stay ahead of evolving threats in the next decade.
This season covers the system at large as well as terrorist financing; cryptocurrencies; enforcement; sanctions; asset recovery; counter-proliferation financing fraud; and environmental, social and governance issues.
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What is the reality of turning policy into practice? Season Three focuses on the practicalities of financial crime policy. It features guests who implement global directives at a local level. What do their experiences tell us about the realities, risks and opportunities for developing new thinking in fighting financial crime? It also includes an ‘In the News’ segment, where members of the CFCS team give their short analysis of the news of the week.
ComplyAdvantage and Peters & Peters
Season 3 of this podcast series is kindly supported by ComplyAdvantage and Peters & Peters
“High Risk Thinking” is our special series recorded during the Coronavirus lockdown, which aims to unpack the complexities behind topics that are considered high-risk in the world of financial crime compliance. It features insider views from guest experts and revolving hosts from the CFCS research team.
Season 2 of this podcast series is kindly supported by Comply Advantage.
In the premiere season, episodes feature two sections: 1) an analysis of financial crime news with discussion of long-term trends and their impacts; and 2) a deep-dive into the latest financial crime research with CFCS experts and guests.
Acuris Risk Intelligence
Season 1 of this podcast series is kindly supported by Acuris Risk Intelligence.