On 29 October 2018, RUSI and the Embassy of Switzerland in the UK jointly hosted a conference on de-risking, the phenomenon of financial institutions ending or restricting relationships with clients (such as non-profit organisations) that are deemed financially risky. Given that de-risking efforts often lead to the displacement of financial risk and the interruption of counterterrorism efforts...
The National Strategic Assessment of Serious and Organised crime highlights the growing significance of technology in driving criminal innovation; however, as many police forces struggle to adapt to the digital age, this raises questions about the UK’s ability to tackle the evolving threat.
Information sharing provisions in the context of the fight against money-laundering and counter terrorism finance (AML/CTF) are obsolete and unable to respond to current challenges and threats. The system of reporting suspicious activity needs urgent updating.
Until last week, the UK government’s position on terrorist-related kidnap-for-ransom (KfR) mirrored that of the United States: no payments and no concessions. But the result of a six month White House review of US hostage response has created a dilemma for the prime minister.