Author: Vaishali Basu Sharma

Britain’s Money Laundering Risk Keeps Getting Worse

Watchdog organisations have long held that the UK has a pressing high-end money laundering problem. The country’s financial regulator The Financial Conduct Authority has fined several banks in recent weeks over anti-money laundering failings....

Should Iran Consider Incremental Reforms?

Last month a 22-year-old Kurdish-Iranian woman named Mahsa Amini died in detention after the country’s morality police held her for wearing an unsuitable hijab. Her death sparked protests across Iran. Initial demonstrations against the...

State of the Sanctions War

Forty countries around the world, representing half of the global economy, have imposed far-reaching sanctions on Russia, but then again almost half of the world have not. Punitive sanctions against Russia have come in...

Comprehending China’s Influencer Strategies

In June this year, India’s Border Security Force (BSF) nabbed a Chinese intruder at the Malik Sultanpur outpost, when he was attempting to stealthily cross the international boundary between India-Bangladesh. Interestingly, he claimed that...