Research Areas

The Strategic Trade Control Research Group provides expertise in developing tools to enhance the detection and prevention of illicit trade in strategic goods. We take an all-source approach to strategic trade analysis, adapting methods to support state authorities, international organizations, private industry, and other interested parties.

Areas of research include:

  • Open-source intelligence techniques

  • Correlating export control nomenclatures and the Harmonized System

  • Crime scripting for illicit international trade transactions

  • Strategic trade risk assessment

  • Mirror statistics and market share analysis

  • Transshipment and re-export estimation

  • Machine learning for strategic trade

      • Supervised classification

      • Clustering

      • Outlier detection

      • Natural language processing

  • Network Analysis