The 50th anniversary of the day that British troops first deployed to Northern Ireland offers an opportunity to reflect on the legacy of Operation Banner, and whether the security forces contributed to the troubles or prevented them.
The US government’s move against two alleged cyber-criminals serves as a warning sign to the cryptocurrency community. The community may choose to respond by cloaking itself in an even heavier mantle of anonymity, or it may just understand that it stands to gain from policing its activities.
Never known for being a predictable place, the next year in Ukrainian politics will be coloured by the continuing war in the Donbas, the 2019 elections, attempts at reforming a deeply corrupted society and advancing the country’s NATO aspirations.
For all intents and purposes, Daesh has been defeated in Iraq and Syria, but key leaders and administrators of the short-lived Islamic State will not simply vanish from the global jihadist environment. They have their eyes set on Afghanistan, and intend to give the Taliban a run for their money.
Over the last twenty-five years the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) has created an extensive, elaborate system of anti-money laundering controls that have been, in principle, adopted by almost all...