Stephen Reimer

Associate Fellow


Stephen Reimer was formerly Senior Research Fellow at RUSI’s Centre for Financial Crime & Security Studies, where he specialised on the financing of terrorism and other threat actors. His recent work has focused on terrorism financing using new technologies, the national security threats posed by illicit finance, and assessing risk of terrorism financing abuse in the not-for-profit sector. He also works on the unintended impacts of the FATF standards on human rights, and their misuse as a tool for eroding democracy.

Stephen previously served as a Junior Policy Adviser at the Permanent Mission of Canada to the UN in New York, where he aided the delegation’s engagement with the UN Security Council, including its work on counterterrorism.

Stephen is also an Adjunct Professor at the SciencesPo Paris School of International Affairs, where he lectures on financial intelligence and security.

Project work

Project CRAAFT

Project CRAAFT is an academic research and community-building initiative designed to build stronger, more coordinated counter terrorist financing (CTF) capacity across the EU and in its neighbourhood


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