E.g., 2018-10
Title Abstract Author Volumesort ascending Issue Date Published Geography Subject Areas
U.S. Justice Department Releases 50 Advisory Opinions on Foreign Agents Registration Act On June 8, 2018, the U.S. Department of Justice released over 50 FARA advisory opinions.  This article is a summary of some of the useful points. The FARA Registration Unit has issued 49... Bruce Zagaris 35 7 2018-06-29
Pakistan Agent Pleads Guilty to Foreign Agents Registration Act Violation On May 7, 2018, Nisar Ahmed Chaudhry, 71, of Columbia, Maryland, pleaded guilty to failure to file a Foreign Agent Registration Act (FARA) statement.   Bruce Zagaris 35 5 2018-05-11 United States Disclosure
Council of Europe Ministers Adopts Recommendation on Terrorists Acting Alone At its 1312th meeting held on April 4, 2018, the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe adopted its Recommendation CM/Rec(2018)6 on terrorists acting alone. Michael Plachta 34 5 2018-05-18 Terrorism
Denmark Detained Russian Asylum Applicant on Interpol Red Notice On November 21, 2017, Danish authorities detained Alexander Panesh, who is an attorney for Alexei Navalny, Russia’s most prominent opposition leader, as Panesh was en route from France to Lithuania... Bruce Zagaris 34 1 2018-01-12 Denmark, Russia Detention
European Court of Human Rights Rules Against Lithuania and Romania in CIA Rendition Cases On May 31, 2018, the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) in Strasbourg delivered its judgments in a case of Abu Zubaydah v. Lithuania (application no. 46454/11) and Al Nashiri v. Romania (... Michael Plachta 34 6 2018-06-08 European Union Torture
Court Sentences S. Korean National & US Resident to 6 Months in Jail for FBAR Violations on Swiss Account On June 25, 2018, U.S. District Court Judge Brinkema in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia sentenced Hyong Kwon Kim, a citizen of South Korea and, since 1998, a... Bruce Zagaris 34 2 2018-02-02 United States Financial Enforcement
Europol Releases Its E.U. Terrorism Situation and Trend Report (TE-SAT) On June 15, 2018, Europol released its annual “European Union Terrorism Situation and Trend Report (TE-SAT),” which Europol has produced since 2007. Michael Plachta 34 7 2018-06-29
Mueller Indicts 13 Russian Nationals with Crimes Related to 2016 Election-Meddling On Friday, February 16, 2018, The DOJ Special Counsel’s Office released a 37-page indictment charging the Internet Research Agency, a Russian organization, as well as thirteen Russian nationals... Bruce Zagaris and Zarine Kharazian 34 2 2018-02-23 Russia, United States Conspiracy, Cybercrime, Intelligence
Department of Justice Charges Seven Russian Intelligence Officers for Computer Hacking and Influence Campaign Targeted At Anti-Doping Agencies, the OPCW, and Other Targets A grand jury in the Western District of Pennsylvania has indicted seven Russian officials for their role in hacking, fraud, and influence operations during the 2016 election, the Department of... Zarine Kharazian 34 10 2018-10-13
EU Agrees on Proposal Requiring Reporting by Tax Intermediaries of Aggressive Tax Planning On March 13, 2018, the Economic and Financial Affairs Council of the European Union reached agreement on a proposal to achieve greater transparency in tax planning schemes.  In particular, the... Bruce Zagaris 34 3 2018-03-23 European Union Taxation
The CLOUD Act: Arguments For and Against On February 27, 2018, the United States Supreme Court heard oral arguments in the seminal data privacy case of the term, United States v. Microsoft Corp. At issue in the case is whether the... Zarine Kharazian 34 4 2018-04-20 United States Data Privacy
ICE to Return Nearly 4,000 Smuggled Artifacts Purchased By Hobby Lobby to Iraq On May 2, 2018, U.S. Immigrations and Customs Enforcement (ICE) reported that it will return nearly 4,000 ancient artifacts, including roughly 450 cuneiform tablets and 3000 clay bullae, to the... Zarine Kharazian 34 5 2018-05-18 Cultural Property
The 2nd Kroll Report on the Moldovan Bank Scandal and the Role of Scottish Limited Partnerships in Money Laundering On December 22, U.S. private investigative firm Kroll published its second report on the 2014 Moldovan bank fraud scandal. This article provides background on the scandal, as well as commentary on... Zarine Kharazian 34 1 2018-01-12 Money Laundering, Offshore Banking
U.S. Charges Former Armenian Ambassador and Russian National in Rolls Royce Related Bribery and Money Laundering Scheme On May 24, 2018, the U.S. Department of Justice announced a superseding indictment charging two employees of an international engineering consulting firm for their alleged participation in a scheme... Bruce Zagaris 34 6 2018-06-08 Bribery
International Commission of Jurists Published Its Report on Security Transfers, Including Extraordinary Renditions In September 2017, the International Commission of Jurists (ICJ) published its report on the law and practice of states pertaining to national security-based transfers of a variety of persons across... Michael Plachta 34 2 2018-02-02 National Security
A Split at the Border on Warrantless Searches of Electronic Devices On May 9th and May 23rd, in U.S. v. Kolsuz and U.S. v. Touset, the Fourth and Eleven Circuits, respectively, decided that U.S. border patrol agents can search a traveler’s... Maximilian Raileanu 34 7 2018-06-29
U.S. Treasury Issues New N. Korean Sanctions Targeting Shipping and Trading Companies On February 23, 2018, the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) announced the largest North Korea-related sanctions tranche, directed at disrupting North Korean... Bruce Zagaris 34 3 2018-03-02 North Korea Economic Sanctions
Germany Agrees to Extradite Iranian Diplomat, While France Freezes Assets in Bomb Plot On October 1, 2018, the Bamberg state court in Germany said it had approved the European arrest warrant for Assadollah Assadi, an Iranian diplomat in Vienna, Austria, to stand charges in Belgium on... Bruce Zagaris 34 10 2018-10-13
When the Ties That Bind Unwind: The Skripal Case and the Chemical Weapons Convention “There is no alternative conclusion,” the prime minister declared, “other than that the Russian State was culpable for the attempted murder of Mr. Skripal and his daughter -- and for threatening the... Zarine Kharazian and Bruce Zagaris 34 3 2018-03-23 Russia, United Kingdom Human Rights, International Crimes, International Organizations, Law of War, Weapons of Mass Destruction
Review: R. Evan Ellis, Transnational Organized Crime in Latin America and the Caribbean: From Evolving Threats and Responses to Integrated, Adaptive Solutions (Lexington Books) Transnational Organized Crime in Latin America and the Caribbean sets forth an overview and introduction to the topic.  As the author mentions, the challenge of transnational organized crime and... Bruce Zagaris 34 4 2018-04-20 Organized Crime