Helena Wood, David Artingstall, Haylea Campbell and Anton Moiseienko
This paper examinines the structural, systemic and cultural issues in the UK’s anti-money-laundering regime as it relates to information and intelligence flows to and from the non-financial sectors of legal services, accountancy service providers, property and estate agencies, and trust and company service providers.
The Obama Administration has announced a shift in emphasis for missile defence capabilities away from Europe to the US mainland. While this could help allay Russian concerns about the NATO system, Moscow's leaders may require more confidence-building measures.
UK defence spending was further squeezed in the 2013 Budget announcement. It is likely to face additional cuts for 2015/16 in the 2015 Spending Review. The defence budget for subsequent years may depend on how the 2015 Spending Review shares the burden of future austerity between expenditure cuts and tax rises.
The Cyprus financial crisis again begs the question: how long can the Euro-structure survive these periodic tremours, especially since every single shock which comes is bigger and has a deeper structural impact than its predecessor.