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Past articles by Tomkeatinge:

Pangolin survival: How 'following the money' could save lives

Targeting profits linked to the illegal wildlife trade could help protect threatened species → Read More

Why Qatar is the focus of terrorism claims

Tom Keatinge looks at why the tiny Gulf emirate of Qatar is alleged to supported terrorist groups. → Read More

The collapse of satanic capitalism: Global economic analysis Isil-style

At the end of a week in which financial markets experienced immense volatility, advice on the underlying, structural issues afflicting the global economy → Read More

Don't Blame the Banks

Roughly $1.3 billion in remittances flow to Somalia every year, at least a quarter of the country’s GDP. But harsh regulations in the West are making it ever more difficult for banks to work with money service businesses to send remittances to fragile, high-risk states, thus threatening to cut off this vital flow of money. → Read More

Tom Keatinge

Barely a month passes without another kidnapping at the hands of a terrorist group. Some have ended in death, others in release, which has called into question the way Western countries deal with kidnappings. Compare the December, 2014 deaths of Luke Somers, a U.S. → Read More

Tom Keatinge

To take out al Shabab, one need look no further than charcoal. The United Nations has repeatedly called for countries in the region to disrupt the group’s trade in this environmentally destructive product, but, as the most recent Somalia UN Monitoring Group report revealed, such efforts have been lackluster. → Read More

How to destroy Islamic State: What Obama could learn from Wall Street

TWENTY years ago, I sat on Wall Street as an expectant, newly-hired investment banker, being trained in the arts (although there was some → Read More

The Price of Freedom

Since September 11, 2001, an immense global network of laws, task forces, and regulatory bodies has mobilized to prevent terrorists from raising, storing, and moving funds. → Read More

Ukraine’s Own Worst Enemy

From the outside, the state of affairs in Ukraine seem easy to summarize. Peaceful protests for closer ties with the EU in Kiev’s Maidan Square provoked a brutal crackdown, which in turn, led to the ousting of incumbent President Viktor Yanukovych. After that, Russia annexed Crimea. → Read More

Breaking the Banks

Last summer, the British banking giant Barclays sent account closure notices to some 250 clients in the United Kingdom, giving them 60 days to find a new home for their cash. Most of the customers were small remittance companies -- so-called money services businesses -- that served the country’s large diaspora communities. → Read More

Sanctions Score

Megara, a little-known town in western Greece, holds the honor of being the world’s first recorded victim of financial warfare. In 432 BC, the Athenian empire sanctioned Megara, excluding it from trading with Athens-allied ports and markets, to punish the town for allying with the Spartans. → Read More