Laundering money in a pandemic: how Covid-19 is transforming the world’s biggest financial crime

By Eray Arda Akartuna Anti-Money Laundering Analyst It is no secret that criminals look for opportunities in every new development – and the coronavirus is no exception. Authorities across the globe have reported surges in Covid-related frauds, including fake charities and scams for ‘miracle cures’.[i] In October, Bloomberg reported that Americans had lost $161m toContinue reading “Laundering money in a pandemic: how Covid-19 is transforming the world’s biggest financial crime”

Human trafficking across the Mediterranean Sea: A new form of slavery?

By Fulya Kocukoglu Human Rights Analyst In recent years, there has been a rapid increase in the migration movement across the Mediterranean Sea that has become one of the most important causes and consequences of the political conflicts of the 21st Century. For more than a decade, the migration flow across the Mediterranean Sea hasContinue reading “Human trafficking across the Mediterranean Sea: A new form of slavery?”

The Arab Peace Deals: Why now and what about the Palestine Cause?

By Annabelle Saba MENA Analyst On the 13th of August 2020, the United Arab Emirates (UAE) became the third Arab country to normalise relations with Israel, after Egypt in 1979 and Jordan in 1994. A month later, Bahrain also joined the Washington-sponsored deal and the two nations signed the Abraham Accords with Israel on theContinue reading “The Arab Peace Deals: Why now and what about the Palestine Cause?”