The timing was perfect: just as the new Trump Administration is preparing to take over in the US, Beijing has published a White Paper entitled ‘China’s Policies on Asia–Pacific Security Cooperation’. It claims to outline China’s contributions to Asia–Pacific regional security. But it fails to diminish concerns over its regional ambitions.
Inês Sofia de Oliveira, David Artingstall and Florence Keen, with Matt Russell and Ben Luddington
The UK has one of the most advanced anti-money laundering (AML) legal and regulatory frameworks in the world. This paper, researched with the help of PwC, is a collection of perceptions expressed by the private sector – in particular banks – on the field of AML and its implementation in the UK. With a staggering number of suspicious activity reports received by the National Crime Agency every...
The recent National Audit Office (NAO) report has once again raised the issue of the affordability of defence and argues for finance to have a louder voice in the Ministry of Defence (MoD). But should fiscal responsibility achieve such prominence when military lives are at risk?
The announcement of an upcoming review of key counter-terrorism and security legislation has received many positive reactions. However, while the threat of terrorism still remains, is a reduction in police powers really a move in the right direction?