WMD Proliferation Detection Can Be Readily Incorporated Into Existing AML/Terrorist Financing Programs, A new Report by the Center for New American Security
November 25, 2018 By: Sanctions Alert
The proliferation of weapons of mass destruction (WMDs) is a critical threat facing the international community. As such, finding new and more effective ways of combating the proliferation of WMDs has become a major concern of the international community.
By Alexis Early*
July 27, 2017
On July 27, the Senate passed 98-2 the Countering America’s Adversaries Through Sanctions Act (HR 3364), which previously passed the House 419-3 on July 25, setting up a showdown with President Trump. This bill is an omnibus of three separate sanctions measures: the Countering Iran’s Destabilizing Activities Act (“CIDAA”), the Countering Russian Influence in Europe and Eurasia Act (“CRIEEA”), and the North Korean Interdiction and Modernization of Sanctions Act (“NKIMSA”).
Ongoing King’s College London ‘Interim Report’ Analyzes How Banks Can Better Combat WMD Proliferation
February 28, 2017
By: Jonathan Brewer*
Finding new, more effective ways of combating the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction (WMD) has become a major concern of the international community.
India’s Upgrade in Export Control Status and Bid to Enter ‘Dual Use’ Controls Club Point to Expansion of Non-Proliferation Efforts
February 2, 2017
By: Anna Sayre, Legal Content Writer, SanctionsAlert.com
On January 19, 2017, the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) amended the Export Administration Regulations (EAR) to implement a new phase of export control cooperation between the U.S. and India.
The new rule marked the first major change to India’s “Validated End User” (VEU) status since July 2009 and follows recognition of India by BIS as a “Major Defense Partner” on June 7, 2016. (more…)
October 4, 2016
By: Jonathan Brewer
Seventy five years after the first use of an atomic bomb, the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction (WMD) continues to be a threat to international peace and security. Each year, governments invest major resources in combating the quickening spread of WMD, which include nuclear weapons. Examples are the disrupting of the procurement networks, prosecuting the individuals and companies involved, and disrupting the money flow. (more…)
OFAC penalties and enforcement actions show greater focus on violations linked to weapons of mass destruction
Date: March 19, 2016
An enduring consequence of the horror inflicted by the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, is the dread that a future terrorist attack on the United States could involve “weapons of mass destruction.” (more…)