While the recent UK terror attacks have focused attention on adequate resources for neighbourhood policing and the impact this may have on forces’ local intelligence coverage, a far greater danger to national security is the shrinking of other public services. This has diverted police resources away from the activities necessary to prevent crime and terrorism, an issue often overlooked in the...
The illegal wildlife trade (IWT) is estimated to generate up to $23 billion per annum globally in illicit profits. Remarkably, it is still being treated as a wildlife crime rather than a form of organised crime, ignoring the financial dimension. A financial approach to tackling IWT is urgently needed.
As the threat from Islamic State evolves, security responses must too. Financial intelligence must continue to play a critical role in identifying and disrupting new threats, in investigating foreign terrorist fighters and prosecuting their supporters.
New approaches are needed to address Nigeria’s massive corruption problem. Engaging the banking sector, the key facilitator of the theft of the nation’s wealth in this struggle, should be an urgent priority.