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.
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Machine Learning for STA with AutoGluon. February 2023. Link.
Opinion: Shifting Export Control Jurisdiction Misses the Point. November 2022. Link.
Machine Learning for Detecting Nuclear-Related Strategic Trade: An Introduction to Supervised Classification and NLP-Assisted Matching for Transaction Identification. September 2021. Link.
The Challenge of Transshipment and Strategic Trade Control Analysis. August 2021. Link.
Examining the upcoming 2022 amendments to the Harmonized System and the implications for strategic trade controls - HS2022: Capitalizing on Expanded Dual-Use Codes for Strategic Trade Analysis. July 2021. Link.
Network Analysis for Strategic Trade Investigations - Case Study of Asher Karni. July 2021. Link.