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New article out on

Yesterday, the first of a 2-part series I wrote on the latest FATF/APG report on financial flows in human trafficking was published here on Originally, I wrote it as one longer piece, but KYC360 liked the idea of two shorter pieces better. You can get to the article also on […]

Mr. Watchlist quoted in Compliance Week!

Saw this today – it’s more AML-focused than sanctions-focused, but it comes from a 15-minute interview I did last week for them. Yes, they misquoted me (it should be obvious) slightly, but we’ve asked that it gets fixed. Clearly, “countries” regulate, not “companies”… BTW, Compliance Week has a paywall – you […]

New article on KYC360

Just went up today – it’s about a recent report from the Insitute for Science and International Security (ISIS – no kidding!) that shows that 49 countries violated the UN sanctions against North Korea, either due to poor export control regulations or due to actively cooperating with the DPRK. The […]

Two new articles published

Hi –  For some light bedtime reading, I have new new articles for you listed on the Publications page. First, there is Sanctions Compliance: The bare minimum isn’t enough, which was just published in the magazine of the Hong Kong Institute of Chartered Secretaries. It’s a bit long – they […]

My take on Cuban sanctions changes

I’m now also writing for ARC Risk & Compliance. My first piece is now online here (they also send out the articles in an email newsletter). It’s my thoughts on the changes to Cuban sanctions that the Trump Administration made a little while ago. Hint: they’re not really big changes, and […]

From little acorns…

New article on the Publications page… Let dangerous times roll was published in volume 31 of Le Bulletin, the magazine of Les Association Luxembourgeoise des Compliance Officers, or ALCO. Thank goodness I work for a firm with multilingual researchers, who checked the French translation. Enjoy! Would appreciate your comnments on this […]