Exploiting a legal system of a country or trade area (for money laundering) is one facet of the information environment.
The Latvian bank, ABLV, and subsequent Latvian/EU reform measures offer an opportunity to appreciate how the information environment can be harnessed, exploited and reformed. In this case, the Latvian bank, ABLV, was called out as a money launderer and also an entry point to a larger free trade area. Subsequent reforms within Latvia and the EU continue to address the issue. A great introduction to components of the IE; lawfare and cognitive security.
This panel discussion, co-hosted by the Hudson Institute and German Marshall Fund on October 11th, 2018 included:
- Charles Davidson, Hudson Institute’s Kleptocracy Initiative
- Joshua Kirschenbaum, Alliance for Securing Democracy, German Marshall Fund
- Nicolas Veron, Peterson Institute for International Economics
- Andris Teikmanis, Ambassador of the Republic of Latvia
- Ilza Znotiņa, Head of Latvia’s Financial Intelligence Unit
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