Britain DebriefMay 8, 2022
#BritainDebrief – Which Western leaders have done enough for Ukraine? A Debrief from Kira Rudik
By Ben Judah
Senior Fellow Ben Judah interviews Kira Rudik, member of the Ukrainian Parliament and leader of the Voice Party, about which of Ukraine's allies have helped the most.
Blog PostApr 19, 2021
An EAR-evolution? What Commerce’s military intelligence end-user rule may foretell
By Annie Froehlich
Export controls have become an increasingly prominent tool in the US' foreign policy. However, a new rule that restricts the activities of US persons may foretell a shift in tactics.
In-Depth Research & ReportsDec 15, 2020
A guide to illicit Iranian weapon transfers: The Bahrain file
By Tim Michetti
A new report by illicit weapon flows expert Tim Michetti offers a comprehensive, field-based case study on illicit Iranian weapon flows. The report is based on a confidential assessment of the materiel procurement networks of militants operating inside Bahrain.
Issue BriefOct 7, 2020
The Maduro-Hezbollah Nexus: How Iran-backed Networks Prop up the Venezuelan Regime
By Joseph M. Humire
Introduction In the face of another fated sham election in Venezuela, countries throughout the Americas and Europe are focusing on the many illicit tactics Nicolás Maduro uses to hold on to power. Top among them: the far-reaching illicit networks that prop up the Maduro regime. This includes armed groups that control vast swaths of territory, […]
In-Depth Research & ReportsJul 15, 2020
Strategies for reforming Afghanistan’s illicit networks
By Harris Samad and Fatima Salman
Authored in-house and advised upon by senior fellows Ambassador James B. Cunningham, Ambassador Omar Samad, Marika Theros, Javid Ahmad, and Fatemeh Aman, this report explores illicit networks in Afghanistan in the context of peacebuilding, democratic consolidation, and enhancing state capacity. It concludes by outlining several specific policy recommendations that will be necessary to combat the illicit networks in a manner that supports the durability of the ongoing peace process in Afghanistan and the continued consolidation of its fragile democratic institutions.