Francis Shin was a research assistant in the Atlantic Council’s Europe Center. His work focused on topics spanning policy toward anti-money laundering and countering transnational kleptocracy. He has a master of international affairs degree from the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies in Geneva, where his dissertation was on the growing role of the Society for Worldwide Interbank Financial Telecommunications (SWIFT) network in international sanctions regimes.

Prior to joining the Council in 2021, he was a research assistant at the Future of Financial Intelligence Sharing program, a research partnership with the Royal United Services Institute’s Centre for Financial Crime and Security Studies. Shin also interned at the Center for a New American Security in Washington, DC, and the United Nations Office at Geneva. In 2021, Shin was the geostrategy & financial diplomacy fellow in the Young Professionals in Foreign Policy program.