Transatlantic Response to Illicit Finance Taskforce Member
Oliver Bullough is a journalist and author from Wales, who writes about financial crime, often with a connection to the former Soviet Union. His last book -- Moneyland -- was published in 2018; his next book -- Butler to the World -- will be published in 2022.
Thoughts on the Taskforce on a Transatlantic Response to Illicit Finance (TARIF):
Kleptocracy ruins the lives of billions of people in developing countries, enriches a tiny number of crooks and thieves, and is enabled by a class of high-earning professionals in already rich places. It is one of the most pressing problems of our times but -- because it is transnational by nature -- it resists any attempt by individual countries to fight it. We need a transnational solution, and I'm delighted to be part of this diverse group of experts from both sides of the Atlantic. I hope that together we can do more to inspire and pressure politicians, regulators and law enforcement agencies to tackle kleptocrats, and dismantle kleptocracy.
Author and journalist
TARIF aims to strengthen global democracy by identifying viable ways in which the UK and US can combine efforts in tackling illicit finance.