Applying leading edge research and analysis techniques specifically to the export control, sanctions, and safeguards landscape.
Providing analytic support for investigations on illicit trade, export controls, and sanctions violations.
Developing innovative, data-driven methodologies to support strategic trade control research, enforcement, and outreach.
Investigating emerging trends and technologies in related to dual-use commodities, WMDs, and advanced weapons systems.
Methods of Strategic Trade Analysis:
Data-Driven Approaches to Detect Illicit Dual-Use Trade
Intended to fill an analysis gap by bringing successful criminal-, intelligence-, and data-driven techniques to the strategic trade control environment. Targeted toward those interested in identifying and disrupting illicit strategic trade, export control violations, and sanctions evasion – whether you only have access to publicly available information or confidential international trade data.
Includes walkthroughs of identifying transaction red flags, mirror statistics, estimating transshipment/re-exports, machine learning techniques, and network analysis. The book also discusses how to operationalize these methods to improve strategic trade control enforcement and outreach efforts.
Springer Publishing (Hardcover or Ebook): Here
Amazon (Hardcover or Kindle): Here
Upcoming Presentation at INMM & ESARDA Joint Annual Meeting - May 2023
We will presenting some preliminary research from our new project, "Illicit Trade and Sanctions Evasion in Strategic Goods: Constructing a Crime Script from Court Documents" on March 24th at the INMM & ESARDA Joint Annual Meeting in Vienna, Austria. We will be on the panel, "Strategic Trade Controls from Prosecution to Forward Looking Technologies" - it should be very interesting!
More info here.