The launch of the first annual report of the UK’s Office for Professional Body Anti-Money Laundering Supervision signals a bold step forward for UK anti-money laundering supervision, but many questions about the wider government supervision strategy remain unanswered.
Russia is strengthening its links with North Korea in order to position itself as an indispensable interlocutor between Washington and Pyongyang. But the cost Russia could demand for regional cooperation may prove prohibitive for the US.
As the US Army and British Army eye upgrades to their respective main battle tanks, the often-overlooked operator’s perspective calls for the focus to fall on maintainability in the field over incremental upgrades to firepower and survivability
The debate about Britain’s continued membership of the EU was not only flippant but downright ignorant, and dangerously so. And it exposed profound gaps in the public’s understanding of and interest in national security issues.
Britain’s EU referendum debate has been largely self-focused; with the exception of increasingly shrill warnings about increasing waves of migration from Central Europe - there has been no discussion of the implications of the result on relatively new EU member states.
Political ‘spin’ is part of any negotiation process, including in discussions on the Iran Nuclear Agreement. While it can sometimes be useful, it is important to keep expectations in check to ensure that goals are both realistic and achievable.