TraCCC in the News
This page lists recent appearances of TraCCC staff and researchers in print and video publications.
17 June, 2016: French website Economie Martin quotes Louise Shelley in Paquet neutre à 10 euros : une aubaine pour les organisations terroristes?
14 June, 2016: Website, The Globalist mentioned Louise Shelley in its story, National Governments: Corrupted Systematically?
9 June, 2016: Dr. Shelley is quoted in a Nikkei Asia Review story, Sanctions may squeeze North Korea’s counterfeit cigarette trade, on illicit and counterfeit tobacco trade from North Korea.
6 June, 2016: German website Deutschland Radiokultur in its story, Ein Werbespruch gegen den Schwarzmarkt on the role of illicit cigarette sales in Europe and terror financing.
4 June, 2016: German news site Deutsche Welle quotes Dr. Shelley regarding self-financing nature of ISIS terrorists in Europe in its article, 390 Euro für einen Terroristen in Geldnot?
30 May, 2016: Dr. Louise Shelley speaks at Global Initiative Against Transnational Organized Crime in Capetown, South Africa on Emerging Trends in the Organized Crime/Crime Terror Nexus.
24 May, 2016: Louise Shelley presents her talk, “Convergence of Illicit Actors and Flows” at the Regional Conference on Wildlife Trafficking, CSIR International Conventional Centre, Pretoria, South Africa.
19 May, 2016: The KCET/LinkTV episode of Earth Focus, “Illicit Ivory” that featured TraCCC’s Dr. Louise Shelley and Gretchen Peters Wins 2016 Excellence in New Communications Award for Innovation: Digital & Marketing Experience
16 May, 2016: Huffington Post writes about the work of Louise Shelley and Judy Deane on corporate raiding in Russia in the article “Corporate Raiding, Russian Style”
12 May, 2016: Dr. Louise Shelley testified before the House Committee on Homeland Security’s Subcommittee on Counterterrorism and Intelligence.
12 May, 2016: Website Sputniknews writes about the testimony of Dr. Shelley before a House subcommittee on terror funding. The story is called, Daesh Activities in Europe Funded via Local Petty Crimes
12 May, 2016: Sputniknews further writes Terrorists Switch to Illicit Gold Trade From Drugs to Finance Activities about the testimony of Dr. Shelley to Congressional Committee.
9 May, 2016: Dr. Louise Shelley and Judy Deane author report Rise of Reiderstvo on corporate raiding in Russia.
April 28-29, 2016: Dr. Louise Shelley spoke at the Technology Against Crime International Conference in, Lyon, France on the topic of future trends in transnational crime. She also moderated a session on human trafficking and served on the scientific committee for the conference that was co-sponsored with Interpol and the French Ministry of Interior
21 April, 2016: Newly awarded Ph.D., Nazia Hussain was selected by United Nations University-Centre for Policy Research in Tokyo, Japan for a JSPS post-doc fellowships and will be stationed at UNU-CPR for the 2016-18 period. The fellowship is to promote her research on fragile states and organized crime
April 2016: Dr. Louise Shelley is awarded the prestigious Rockefeller Foundation Residence Fellowship in Bellagio, Italy to write on her current book on illicit trade and its impact on sustainability
20 April, 2016: Dr. Louise Shelley’s book, Human Traffic and Transnational Crime: Eurasian and American Perspectives is quoted in HuffPost Impact Blog, “Sexual Assault—Tool of Power and Control in Sex Trafficking and Forced Labor“
19 April, 2016: Dr. Louise Shelley spoke in Paris at the 2016 OECD Integrity Forum, Fighting the Hidden Tariff: Global Trade without Corruption. She spoke on a panel entitled “Exploiting Tragedy: Corruption and the Refugee Crisis”
12 April, 2016: Louise Shelley was the concluding speaker at the 16th Alliance against Trafficking in Persons Conference in Vienna, focused on forced criminality in human trafficking. Her talk was entitled, “Looking Forward: Recommendations for Policy and Research
8 April, 2016: Top Greek newspaper, To Vimo, quotes Louise Shelley in story on plans and perceptions in Europe of Terrorism. “Η Ευρώπη ψάχνει απαντήσεις απέναντι” by Irini Psychari
4 April 2016: Dr. Louise Shelley authors report, “Global Terrorism and Organised Crime” in International Reports Of the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung
April 2016: TraCCC PhD student Andy Guth co-authors chapter in 2016 OECD report, Illicit Trade: Converging Networks. The chapter begins on page 38 and is entitled, “Trafficking in Persons: Trends and Patterns.”
18 March, 2016: Asian Review quotes Dr. Shelley in its analysis of North Korea’s place in the global trade in illicit and counterfeit cigarettes. “North Korean counterfeit cigarette trade faces squeeze“
18 March, 2016: Dr. Louise Shelley spoke at the 2nd “Diagohi sulle Mafie” conference in Naples, Italy.
17 March, 2016: Dr. Louise Shelley is mentioned in Norwegian publication Altaposten story on the role of cigarette smuggling in terror finance. “Koster dyrt for lokale forhandlere“
17 March, 2016: Yahoo News Italian covers “Dialoghi sulle Mafie” in Naples, and Louise Shelley’s presentation at it. It also quotes her book, Dirty Entanglements. “Contrabbando e criminalità a base finanziamenti gruppi terroristici“
15 March, 2016: Dr. Louise Shelley is mentioned in write up on 4 day conference in Naples, Italy, “Dialoghi sulle Mafie” on Italian website Corriere della Sera. “Le Quattro Giornate dei Dialoghi sulle mafie“
25 February, 2016: Louise Shelley, with Christina Bain, write for digital platform, Brink, on the options for and scrutiny needed to eliminate forced labor from supply chains. “Slavery Infuses Supply Chains, Demanding Closer Scrutiny by Companies.“
12 February, 2016: An interview with Dr. Shelley is featured in a new book for the German military on understanding modern terrorism. Wir sind schuld! is by Thomas Franke.
5 February, 2016: German website Online Focus mentions Dr. Louise Shelley’s work on terror financing in its analysis of the evolution of ISIS and the fight against it. “Von der Leyen: IS-Präsenz in Libyen verstärkt Druck“
4 February, 2016: Canada’s CBCNews credits Louise Shelley and Dirty Entanglements for the new phrase used by Canadian Defence Minister to describe ISIS. “Criminal organization, religious extremists? Words matter when it comes to ISIS“
2 February, 2016: Italian publication Il Lametino quoted Dr. Louise Shelley in a new article on the risk of terrorism in Italy as compared to its neighbors. This piece is a follow-on to a program that Dr. Louise Shelley spoke at, in November, at the Italian Parliament, focused on links between illicit trade and terrorism. Read it L’Italia nel mezzo della complessità islamica e della miseria in Africa
January 2016: Dr. Shelley writes “Terrorismus in Europa 2016,” in Sicher. Und Morgen? Sicherheitspolitische Jahresvorschau 2016 Vienna: Direktion für Sicherheitspolitik im BMLV, 2015, 118-120.
31 January, 2016: Dr. Shelley presented at “HUMAN TRAFFICKING: Get the Facts and Take Action!” hosted by the Northern Virginia Women’s Commissions. Other speakers included Elizabeth Scaife, Director of Training, Shared Hope International; Detective Bill Woolf, Fairfax County Police Department; Dr. Liz Payne, Fairfax County Public Schools; and Beth Saunders and Jodi Ohern, Just Ask Trafficking Prevention Foundation. Read about the event here.
29 January, 2016: German publication finanzen.net writes about the need to attack terrorism through the financial systems, as follow-up to “Eurasia and Armed Radicalism” conference in Berlin. The article cites Dr. Shelley’s input and participation in the conference. “Experten: Kampf gegen IS-Terror muss stärker bei den Finanzquellen ansetzen”
26-27 January, 2016: Dr. Shelley presented at the conference, ” Eurasia and Armed Radicalism,” organized by NATO Defense College Foundation and the German Council on Foreign Relations (DGAP), in Berlin, Germany. Read the agenda here.
25 January, 2016: Dr. Shelley is quoted in Money Laundering Bulletin article entitled, “Shaky foundations – real estate compliance.” Login required for reading.
25 January, 2016: UK website, Financial Director, quotes Dr. Shelley, from Der Spiegel, in writing on the business model and financial structures of ISIS. “Corporate terror: how the Islamic State accounts for terrorism“
13 January, 2016: Dr. Shelley spoke on “The Supply Chain and Human Trafficking,” at a session on Expanding the Scope of Resilience: Concerns about Human Trafficking and Hazardous Materials, as part of the Transportation Research Board, 95th Annual Meeting, Jan. 13, 2016, Washington, DC.
December 2015: TraCCC PhD. student, Andy Guth writes a chapter in the OECD report Illicit Trade: Converging Criminal Networks, on trends and patterns in human trafficking.
30 December, 2015: Dr. Shelley is interviewed by German website Taz.de about terror financing and networking. “Terroristen denken unternehmerisch“
23 December, 2015: TraCCC grant award from the US government to conduct research into transnational organized crime in rhino poaching in South Africa is part of New York Times story on US investment in combating wildlife crime in South Africa. Read the story U.S. Pours Millions Into Fighting Poachers in South Africa.
17 December, 2015: Dr. Shelley is mentioned in article by Marketplace, on NPR, on UN Ministers’ meeting on fighting terrorism. Read the story “U.N. ministers vow to fight terror in historic move“
9 December, 2015: Dr. Shelley is quoted in Politico on European networks involved in the recent terror attacks in Paris. Read the article “Germany fights terror with red tape“
29 November, 2015: Dr. Shelley is quoted in New York Times story on how ISIS makes money from taxing and extorting payments from people living under its control. Read the story Predatory Islamic State Wrings Money From Those It Rules.
27 November, 2015: Louise Shelley authors op-ed for The Guardian on the role of the illicit cigarette trade in terror funding. Read the article How to beat Islamic State? Crack down on cigarette smuggling .
25 November 2015: Dr. Louise Shelley guests on podcast from French website TSFJazz.
23 November, 2015: Frankfurter Allgemeine of Germany, quotes Dr. Louise Shelley in a story on ISIS financing. Read the story Wie finanziert sich der IS? .
21 November, 2015: Italian publication InfoAut quotes Dr. Shelley and cites a corresponding January 6 article in Der Spiegel in its analysis of fighting the financing of terrorism. Read the story Isis e la guerra finanziaria.
20 November, 2015: Louise Shelley authors op-ed for the New York Times on varying funding and financial needs of ISIS in the Middle East versus it’s terrorist activities in the West. Read it ISIS’ Members Depend on Petty Crime to Function in Europe.
19 November, 2015: Dr. Shelley is quoted by Marketplace in story on terror funding and “following the money.” Listen to the story Tracking terror funding enters a new era.
19 November, 2015: French publication Le Figaro quotes Dr. Louise Shelley in story on the diversification of ISIS activity and funding. Read the story Pétrole, taxes, trafics d’humains: comment Daech se finance.
19 November, 2015: French language site for MSN.com picks up Le Figaro story on ISIS funding, quoting Dr. Shelley. Read the story here.
19 November, 2015: German publication, Zeit Online, quotes Dr. Shelley in its story about the business model of ISIS. Read the story Der Kalifat-Konzern.
19 November, 2015: France 24 news channel reruns interview with Louise Shelley on ISIS. The interview originally aired March 11. Watch the interview here.
17 November, 2015: German website new.de picks up story from Stern and quotes Dr. Shelley. Read the story here.
17 November, 2015: German publication Stern quotes Dr. Louise Shelley in story on ISIS funding. Read the story So verdient der Islamische Staat Milliarden.
17 November, 2015: Dr. Shelley is quoted in Italian website ADNKronos story on Islamic State finance structures. Read the story L’Isis si finanzia anche con il contrabbando di sigarette.
17 November, 2015: Askanews.com interviews Louise Shelley in story on role of cigarette smuggling in terror financing. Watch and read the story Dal contrabbando di sigarette alla pornografia, così si finanzia l’Is.
16 November, 2015: Dr. Louise Shelley is speaker at conference on the connection between trafficking and terrorism, held at the Parliament of Italy. Read about the event and listen to speeches here.
16 November, 2015: Dr. Louise Shelley is guest on Marketplace with David Brancaccio, to discuss ISIS funding and recent ISIS claimed attacks in Paris. Listen to the interview Interrupting funding to terrorist groups.
16 November, 2015: Italian website First Online quotes Louise Shelley in story on the role of illicit cigarettes in terror financing. Read the story here.
15 November, 2015: Belgian publication Tendances Trends interviewed Dr. Louise Shelley about ISIS funding. Read the interview Au sein de l’État islamique, l’argent l’emporte sur l’idéologie.
11 November, 2015: French publication Languedoc-Roussillon quotes Dr. Louise Shelley in story on impacts of environmental crime effects on climate. Read the story, in French, La criminalité environnementale” denoncée à Nîmes pour son impact direct sur le climat.
17 October, 2015: Wall Street Journal quotes Dr. Louise Shelley in story about a rare U.S. law suit on laundering money through real estate. Read the story Lawsuit Says Manhattan Real Estate Was Used to Launder Money.
7 October 2015:Dr. Louise Shelley presents at 8th Research Conference on Organised Crime, sponsored by the German Bundeskriminalamt. She presented “The Globalization of Russian Speaking Organized Crime.” Information about the conference series is here.
28 September 2015: NTDTV.com picks up Epoch Times article and quotes Dr. Louise Shelley on why human trafficking is so rampant. Read the article, in Chinese, 人口販運猖獗 受害者有家歸不得.
27 September 2015: Dr. Shelley is quoted in Epoch Times piece on human trafficking. Read the article, in Chinese, here.
25 September 2015: Dr. Louise Shelley presented on the nexus of human trafficking and terrorism at the annual meeting of Historians Against Slavery at the National National Underground Railroad Freedom Center, in Cincinnati, Ohio. Read about the program here.
15 September 2015: Dr. Louise Shelley presented the keynote address at the George C. Marshall European Center for Security Studies in Germany, at their Senior Executive Seminar, on the links between crime, corruption, and terrorism. Read about the event here.
9 September 2015: Dr. Louise Shelley testifies before Task Force to Investigate Terrorism Financing, as part of the House Committee on Financial Services. Read the press release here. Read Dr. Shelley’s written testimony here.
9 September 2015: Fox News Latino quotes Dr. Shelley’s book, Human Trafficking: A Global Perspective, in publication on trafficking in children in Central America. Read the article here.
3 September 2015: Dr. Louise Shelley is a panelist at the 16th Annual International Anticorruption Congress in Putrajaya, Malaysia. The panel was entitled, “Turning a Blind Eye: Combating Corruption Facilitating Wildlife Trafficking.” Read about the event here.
3 September 2015: Foreign Policy references TraCCC report from 2004 in story on corruption in education in the nation of Georgia. Read the article here.
27 August 2015: Norwegian publication Aftenposten quotes Dr. Louise Shelley in an article discussing the role of ISIS in the global market of illicit antiquities. Read the article, in Norwegian, År null i Palmyra.
1 August 2015: Dr. Louise Shelley authors chapter in newly published book: “Crime and Corruption,” in Putin’s Russia: Past Imperfect, Future Uncertain ed. Stephen K. Wegren, 6th ed. (Lanham, Maryland: Rowman and Littlefield, 2015), 193-213. Available for purchase here.
31 July 2015: Norwegian publication Aftenposten quotes Dr. Louise Shelley in an article discussing the politics vs. religion of ISIS’s reign of terror. Read the article, in Norwegian Kronikk: Mer politikk, mindre religion.
25 July 2015: Guatemalan publication El Economista quotes Dr. Louise Shelley in a discussion of the potential of corruption fighting methods in Honduras and El Salvador that mimic those in Guatemala. Read the article, in Spanish, Sube tono en Washington por corrupción en Centroamérica.
24 July 2015: Dr. Louise Shelley is quoted in an article in publication, La Prensa Grafica, of El Salvador, discussing the corruption fighting methods of Hondurus and El Salvador. Read the article, in Spanish here.
23 July 2015: Dr. Louise Shelley and TraCCC advised Ph.D.candidate Andy Guth are featured in episode of Ali Velshi “On Target” on Al Jazeera America network. Watch the highlights The Dark Web has become a black market Amazon.
1 July 2015: Vietnamese publication, Soha News, quotes Dr. Louise Shelley in an article about the use of antiquities trafficking as a funding source for ISIS. Read the article, in Vietnamese, Hết tiền, phiến quân IS quyết định lên mạng “dọn nhà đỡ chật”.
29 June 2015: MSN News quotes Bloomberg story and Dr. Louise Shelley in story about the growing role of ISIS in the global antiquities market, and its use of antiquities as a funding source. Read the story here.
29 June 2015: Dr. Louise Shelley is quoted in Artnet News writing on the role of ISIS in the looting and selling of antiquities. Read the article here.
28 June 2015: Dr. Louise Shelley is quoted in Bloomberg Business article on the exploitation of antiquities by ISIS as part of a diversified business. Read the article here.
16 June 2015: International Business Times quotes Dr. Louise Shelley in article on the adaptive nature of funding of the Islamic State. Read the article here.
1 June 2015: Dr. Louise Shelley writes for American Legion Magazine on the roots of ISIS and the “whole-society” approach required to address it. Read the article here.
1 June 2015: Dr. Louise Shelley is interviewed by French publication, L’Opinion about terrorist funding. Read it in French here.
30 May 2015: Dr. Louise Shelley and TraCCC Senior Fellow on Transnational Crime, Gretchen Peters, are featured in episode of Earth Focus, entitled “Illicit Ivory.” Watch the episode here.
30 May 2015: Dr. Louise Shelley is featured on a web only episode of Earth Focus on illicit wildlife trade. View it here.
26 May 2015: Dr. Louise Shelley in interviewed by German language, Luxembourg publication, Tageblatt about the business model of ISIS. Read it in German here.
18 May 2015: Dr. Louise Shelley is featured speaker for Council of Former Federal Executives (COFFE) luncheon series. The talk focused on crime, corruption, and human trafficking.
6 May 2015: Dr. Louise Shelley was a panelist at the 45th International Peace Institute Vienna Seminar, titled The United Nations at 70. The panel was entitled “To Save Succeeding Generations”: Threats to International Peace and Security in the 21st Century.
30 April 2015: Mason News covers TraCCC Panel Presentation on Human Trafficking. Read about the event here.
28-29 April 2015: Dr. Louise Shelley co-chaired panels and spoke at the U.S. France Cooperative Futures Forum, Anticipating Threats and Risks, hosted at the U.S. Department of State.
27 April 2015: Dr. Louise Shelley is interviewed by German newspaper Saarbrücker Zeitung on the business of terrorists and their markets in the West. Read it in German here.
24 April 2015: Dr. Louise Shelley speaks at the Indiana University Governance and Management Research Speaker Series. The event was titled Dirty Entanglements: Corruption, Crime and Terrorism and the Policy Implications.
24 April 2015: TraCCC PhD student, Andy Guth is quoted in Washington Post Fact Checker regarding methodologies for reporting human trafficking statistics. Read it here.
23 April 2015: TraCCC PhD recipient, Bilal Wahab co-authored a piece for Rudaw on the continuing effects of ISIS on the cultural heritage of Iraq and Syria. Read it here.
22 April 2015: TraCCC Senior Fellow for Transnational Crime authored an op-ed in Business Insider discussing sanctions as an option for crime syndicates engaged in wildlife crime. Read it here.
20 April 2015: TraCCC PhD student, Nazia Hussein authored an op-ed on urban battlegrounds for the International Relations and Security Network. Read it here.
15 April 2015: UNODC Executive Director, Yury Fedotov referenced the terrorism “business model” coined in Dr. Shelley’s book, “Dirty Entanglements” during his speech at a panel for The UN Trust Fund for Victims of Trafficking in Persons during the ongoing UN Congress on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice. Read the local news report on the panel here.
14 April 2015: Dr. Louise Shelley served as a panelist at an ancillary meeting organized by the UNODC Civil Society Team together with the Global Initiative against Transnational Organized Crime, the UNCAC Coalition and the Government of Norway on the margins of the 13th UN Crime Congress. The panel discussed breaking the chain between corruption and organized crime in the post-2015 development agenda. Read the write-up here.
14 April 2015: Dr. Louise Shelley is mentioned in Al Jazeera reporting of the UN Congress of Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice. Read the story here.
14 Apil 2015: Dr. Louise Shelley presents “Breaking the Chain between Corruption and Organised Crime in the Post-2015 Development Agenda” at the UN Congress of Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice, in Doha. View the summary here. Also available in French here.
11 April 2015: Dr. Louise Shelley is featured guest on the radio show “Frontlines of Freedom” to discuss today’s terrorism situation. The interview starts at minute 24, here.
April 2015: New article by Louise Shelley and Christina Bain, “Human Trafficking: Fighting the Illicit Economy with the Legitimate Economy,” is published in the peer reviewed journal Social Inclusion. Download the article here.
24 March 2015: The National Law Forum quotes Dr. Louise Shelley in a study of ISIS destruction of cultural heritage pieces. Read it here.
March 2015: Dr. Louise Shelley authors a book chapter called “Corruption and Youths Recruitment into Violent Extremism,” in the new book Countering Radicalisation and Violent Extremism Among Youth to Prevent Terrorism, eds. Marco Lombardi et. al. (Amsterdam: IOS Press, 2015), NATO Science for Peace and Security Programme, pp. 37-47. Buy the book, e-book, or e-chapters here.
March 2015: Dr. Louise Shelley is special guest at the U.S. embassy in France to discuss her book, Dirty Entanglements.
18 March 2015: Moroccan newspaper L’Economiste references Dr. Louise Shelley in an article examining the threat of ISIS. Read it in French, here.
17 March 2015: Foreign Policy cites Dirty Entanglements as a driver of the conversation around the links between corruption and violent extremism. Read it here.
15 March 2015: Dr. Louise Shelley discusses ISIS funding with French publication L’OBS. Read in French, here.
13 March 2015: Dr. Louise Shelley is interviewed by French news channel, France24, in French, about diversified terrorist funding. Watch here, in French.
12 March 2015: Dr. Louise Shelley is featured on France24 show “The Interview” to discuss diverse sources of funding for ISIS. Watch here.
10 March 2015: The NewStatesman quotes Dr. Louise Shelley in its in depth analysis of ISIS and the role religion plays in the organization. Read it here.
9 March 2015: Dr. Louise Shelley’s talk at French University, Sciences Po is mentioned in the weekly strategic newsletter, TTU. Read it here in French, on page 6.
9 March 2015: Dr. Shelley takes part in Roundtable discussion in French co-organized by La Revue Civique, CEVIPOF, IPSE, and the US Embassy. Topic: Terrorisme, Crime organisé et Corruption: Faire face aux nouvelles menaces imbriquées. Hosted by CEVIPOF Political Research Center attached to Sciences Po. La Revue Civique Publication at the crossroads of debates, new ideas and experiences. It concerns individual and collective co-responsibility issues of NGOs, institutions, media and companies. IPSE Institut de recherche décentralisé
9 March 2015: The Financial Express of Bangladesh uses the work of Dr. Louise Shelley in a piece on the impact of transnational organized crime on the 21st Century, and South Asia. Read the article here.
9 March 2015: Dr. Louise Shelley gave a lecture in French at the law and political science program at the Université Paris Ouest Nanterre on Dirty Entanglements.
7 March 2015: Dr. Louise Shelley is a guest on BBC radio 5 Live’s Up All Night to discuss new attacks on Libyan oil fields. Listen here.
2 March 2015: Crisis Response Journal discusses the World Economic Forum report, “Hedging risk by combating human trafficking: Insights from the private sector,” co-authored by Louise Shelley, in its blog entry, ” Using technology and big data to disrupt trafficking.” Read the blog here.
March 2015: Dr. Louise Shelley is featured in 30minute podcast The Big Trade Series with Peter Pham. They discuss issues of convergence and the challenges posed for addressing crime and terrorism in the future, as well as specific examples like ISIS. Listen here. The episode, The Business of Terrorism is also available on Itunes here.
28 February 2015: Danish newspaper, Kristeligt-Dagblad mentions Dr. Shelley in its reporting on the money making methods of ISIS. Read it in Danish here.
26 February 2015: Deutche Welle interviewed Dr. Louise Shelley on ISIS funding on its television program. The interview was broadcast in more than 30 languages. Watch in English here.
25 February 2015: Louise Shelley addressed the German Council on Foreign Relations (DGAP) in Berlin “The Alliance between Terrorism, organized crime and corruption: How can financing and Recruitment be stopped.” Her co-panelist was Prof. Dr. Ulrich Sieber, the Director of the Max-Placnk Institute for Foreign and International Criminal Law in Freiburg.
24 February 2015: German publication Heisen Online references Dr. Louise Shelley’s talk at the meeting of the European Police Congress in its coverage of the event. Read it in German here.
24 February 2015: Dr. Louise Shelley delivers keynote address to European Police Congress, held in Germany.
23 February 2015: TraCCC scholar, Nazia Hussein is quoted in Harvard Political Review regarding crime and politics in Karachi, Pakistan. Read the article here.
18 February 2015: The World Economic Forum published a web article in conjunction with release of the 2014 Human Trafficking report. Article and report are co-authored by Dr. Louise Shelley. Read the article here.
18 February 2015: The World Economic Forum releases its report Hedging Risk by Combating Human Trafficking: Insights from the Private Sector, co-authored by Dr. Louise Shelley. Read the report here.
16 February 2015: BBC Radio’s 5Live interview Dr. Louise Shelley about ISIS in light of recent activity in Lybia. Listen here.
11 February 2015: Newsmax TV’s Midpoint features interview with Dr. Louise Shelley on the terrorist business model of ISIS. Watch the interview here.
10 February 2015: Great Decisions on PBS, as part of the Foreign Policy Association features Dr. Louise Shelley in this year’s episode on Modern Slavery. See the lineup here.
7 February 2015: New York Times cover story investigated dirty money in the real estate market of Manhattan, echoing multiple 2014 articles that Dr. Louise Shelley contributed to in The Nation and ICIJ. Also see her article on money laundering into real estate in Convergence.
4 February 2015: Dr. Louise Shelley is quoted in publication by Transparency International entitled, “Tackle instability and terrorism by fighting corruption.” Read the article here.
January 2015: George Mason University School of Policy, Government and International Affairs ranks 10th among the 50 most innovative public service schools in the U.S., and TraCCC gets a mention in that ranking! See the list here.
28 January 2015: The Icelandic National Broadcasting System featured a story highlighting the TraCCC Human Trafficking Panel Presentation of January 22. Panelist, Detective Bill Woolf, of the Fairfax County Police Department Human Trafficking unit was interviewed for the story. Listen, in Icelandic and English between minutes 108 and 112 here.
25 January, 2015: Louise Shelley addressed the German Council on Foreign Relations (DGAP) in Berlin “The Alliance between Terrorism, organized crime and corruption: How can financing and Recruitment be stopped.” Her co-panelist was Prof. Dr. Ulrich Sieber, the Director of the Max-Placnk
23 January 2015: Louise Shelley’s work in human trafficking and transnational crime is mentioned in blog by Ambassador Adam Blackwell called “3 Key Steps to Stop Human Trafficking.” Read the blog here.
23 January 2015: Asahi Shimbun, the largest circulation newspaper in Japan, features an interview with Dr. Louise Shelley on hostage taking as a means of fundraising in the wake of the abduction of two Japanese nationals by the so-called Islamic State. The article, in Japanese, can be seen here.
22 January 2015: French weekly, L’Express includes comments from Dr. Louise Shelley on the diversification of terrorist funding. Read it in French here.
21 January 2015: Flemish language publication in the Netherlands, Knack, features an interview with Dr. Louise Shelley on fundraising practices of groups like ISIS. Read it in Flemish here. Read it in French here.
20 January 2015: Norwegian newspaper, Fredriksstad Blad, included input from Dr. Louise Shelley in its look at the role the illicit cigarette trade in Norway could play in terrorism funding. Read it in Norwegian here.
20 January 2015: Swiss Radio and Television, SRF, interviewed Dr. Louise Shelley on terrorism funding and its similarities with large companies and historical organized criminal groups like the mafia. Read the interview in German here. Read in English here.
20 January 2015: Thai news website, The World Today (โลกวันนี้), featured Dr. Shelley in writing about terrorist funding and how to address extremism. Read it, in Thai, here.
19 January 2015: C-SPAN has reaired the Oct. 22 Book TV presentation on “Dirty Entanglements.” Watch it here.
15 January 2015: Italian website Giornalettismo features analysis by Dr. Louise Shelley in its writing on the use of the trade in pornography as a funding source for ISIS. Read it in Italian here.
15 January 2015: In its January/February issue, Washington Monthly has included a book review of Dirty Engtanglemts: Corruption, Crime, and Terrorism. Read the review here.
13 January 2015: Dr. Shelley was interviewed by La Revue Civique. The interview can be read, in French, here.
13 January 2015: Dr. Louise Shelley is featured in the new issue of Le Point discussing the recent terrorist attacks in Paris. Read it in French here.
13 January 2015: Dr. Louise Shelley is interviewed by Romanian publication Adevarul in reference to terrorist funding. Read it in Romanian here.
12 January 2015: Dr. Louise Shelley was interviewed by Italian publication, Panorama, on terrorism, transnational crime and Jihidis in Europe. Read the interview, in Italian, here.
11 January 2015: Italian website Il Giornale included segments of a recent interview of Dr. Louise Shelley by Der Spiegel in its writings on ISIS funding channels. Read in Italian here.
11 January 2015: George Mason University and Louise Shelley are mentioned in analysis of “gangsterrorisme”. Read in French here.
10 January 2015: Vietnamese website Người Lao Động uses information from Dr. Louise Shelley in its analysis of terrorist attacks in Paris. Read in Vietnamese here.
9 January 2015: The Buenos Aires Herald includes quote from Dr. Louise Shelley in it’s analysis of terrorist attacks in Paris. Read it here.
7 January 2015: Dr. Louise Shelley and GMU are featured on Bloomberg TV addressing the terrorist attack on the headquarters of “Charlie Hebdo” in Paris. Watch the clip here.
5 January 2015: Famed German magazine, Der Spiegel interviewed Dr. Louise Shelley. Read in English here.
5 January 2015: Dr. Louise Shelley is featured in an interview with renowned publication, Der Spiegel. Read the article, in German here.
26 December 2014: Dr. Louise Shelley writes about the links between Human Trafficking and Terrorism for the Daily Beast. Read the article here.
19 December 2014: Dr. Louise Shelley is featured in the January/February issue of Fraud Magazine. The issue examines money laundering in the real estate sector and the requirements, or lack thereof, for the industry to perform due diligence in verifying the source of payment for real estate purchases. Read the article here.
15 December 2014: A book discussion on “Dirty Entanglements” was held at the German Bundestag, organized by Zukunftsforum Öffentliche Sicherheit (Think Tank Public Security). The event was hosted by, Sabine Rau, political correspondent for public broadcasting station ARD, and the panel discussion included Prof. Florian Kühn, Humboldt University Berlin.
15 December 2014: Dr. Louise Shelley presented her book, “Dirty Entanglements,” at the international headquarters of Transparency International, in Berlin.
15 December 2014: TraCCC director, Dr. Louise Shelley, spoke at the Hertie School of Governance in Berlin, along with former German Federal Minister of Justice, Sabine Leutheuser-Schnarrenberger. They spoke about Dr. Shelley’s book, Dirty Entanglements, as well as terrorist funding. Watch the talks here, and view the subsequest Q&A here.
5 Demember 2014: The Fiscal Times quoted Dr. Louise Shelley in its analysis of Vladimir Putin’s address to the Russian Federal Assembly regarding the financial assets of Russians that are held outside the country. Read the article here.
3 December 2014: The Morning Briefing with Tim Farley on the POTUS station of Sirius/XM radio featured Dr. Louise Shelley. Subscribers can listen here.
1 December 2014: Foreign Affairs published an article by Dr. Louise Shelley that chronicles the diversification of money making efforts by the group, ISIS. Read the article here.
18 November 2014: David Luna, Senior Director for Anticrime Programs, at the State Department Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs, cited Dirty Entanglements by Dr. Louise Shelley, and mentioned TraCCC and GMU during his remarks to the NATO Advance Research Workshop. The workshop was titled, “Neutralizing Radicalized Threat Networks, Disrupting WMD Illicit Traffickers and Targeting Corrupt Facilitators.” You can read the remarks here.
November 17: TraCCC staff and students Andy Guth, Robyn Anderson, Kasey Kinnard, and Hang Tran have had an article published in the peer reviewed journal “Social Inclusion.” The paper, called “Proper Methodology and Methods of Collecting and Analyzing Slavery Data: An Examination of the Global Slavery Index” can be read here.
14 November 2014: Famed German newspaper, Die Welt interviewed Dr. Louise Shelley on her book, Dirty Entanglements, and on the changing face of terrorism funding for groups like the so-called Islamic State. The interview was featured in online and print issues of the paper. Read it online, in German, here. Read in English, here.
13 November 2014: The U.S. Embassy in South Africa issued a press release detailing its distribution of $3 million to fund anti-wildlife trafficking efforts in South Africa. This funding comes through the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs, and includes TraCCC’s funding for current wildlife crime research in South Africa. Read the press release here.
13 November 2014: Dr. Shelley was a keynote speaker at the Global Witness 20th anniversary event in Washington DC on November 13th; ‘Guns, Gems, Trees & Oil; Reflections on Two Decades of Global Witness’ Work and the Implications for US Foreign Policy’
30 October 2014: Dr. Shelley is featured on the Kojo Nnamdi show on NPR station WAMA 88.5FM to discuss ISIS funding. Additional guests included Juan Zarate, Senior Adviser at the Center for Strategic and International Studies, and Matthew Levitt, Director of the Stein Program on Counterterrorism and Intelligence at The Washington Institute on Near East Policy. Listen to the show here.
22 October 2014: Dr. Shelley presents Dirty Entanglements and takes questions about transnational crime, corruption and terrorism at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. The event was moderated by Moisés Naím and aired on C-Span’s BookTV. Watch the presentation here.
24 October, 2014: Dr. Shelley is featured on the Tavis Smiley Radio Show on Public Radio International to discuss terrorism, corruption and organized crime. Listen to the interview here.
14-15 October, 2014: Dr Shelley spoke in panel discussions at the closed-door forum on cyber security and the growing worldwide challenge of cyber crime. The event was hosted by the French-American Foundation and Interpol. Topics presented by Dr. Shelley included Characterizing Illicit Activity in Cyberspace:Porous Conceptual Boundaries and Legal Frameworks. Read about the event here.
29 September, 2014: Dr. Shelley spoke with John Hockenberry of The Take Away to discuss the U.S. strategy for ISIS and changes that should be considered. Listen here.
22 September, 2014: Long time TraCCC contributor and affiliate, Richard Kauzlarich (former US ambassador to Azerbaijan) was quoted by the Huffington Post, in a blog post, on the influence over U.S. foreign policy that is exerted by external forces and governments. Read the post here.
19 September, 2014: Dr. Shelley’s book, Dirty Entanglements is featured, with an excerpt, in the online magazine “Warscapes,” which publishes literature that puts a lens on areas of conflict in the world. Read the article here.
10 September, 2014: Dr. Louise Shelley is featured in a Fox 29 San Antonio story on the global reach of ISIS. A timely talk given the unveiling of President Obama’s plan for addressing ISIS (aka ISIL). Watch the story here.
29 August, 2014: Excerpt of Louise Shelley’s book, Dirty Entanglements: Corruption, Crime and Terrorism was featured by CQ Researcher in its report on Transnational Crime, to address the question, “Is cross-border criminality getting worse?” The excerpt can be seen here. View the complete report here.
21 August, 2014: Louise Shelley was guest contributor on the John Batchelor radio show, hosted by Malcolm Hoenlein, where she discussed her new book, Dirty Entanglements: Corruption, Crime, and Terrorism. Listen here (Dr. Shelley enters at 31min and 25sec) and stay tuned for information on her return to the show for a full length discussion of the book.
3 July 2014: The Nation published report on the presence of dirty money in Manahattan real estate transactions, and included analysis by Dr. Louise Shelley. Read the article here.
3 July 2014: The International Consortium of Investigative Journalists issued their study of illicit financial flows in real estate transactions, including interview with Dr. Louise Shelley. Read the artile here.
22 May, 2014: USA Today published column by Louise Shelley addressing kidnapping as a fundraising tool of Boko Haram. Addressing the business model of this group and many like it could be the key to succeeding where military action alone has failed to minimize the effects of these organizations. Read the article here.
8 May 2014: Louise Shelley served as guest expert on transnational crime and the business acumen of terrorist organizations on Icelandic radio. Note that the interviewer is speaking Icelandic. Listen to the story here.
12 March, 2014: Louise Shelley gave a lecture (in French) on The Future Trends of Terrorism and Crime at the graduate degree program on Contemporary Criminal Threats at the University of Paris-Pantheon-Assas.
March, 2014: The Asian Journal of Criminology (volume 9, #1) published Louise Shelley’s review of Crime and Terrorism by Peter Grabosky and Michael Stohl (ISBN: 978-1-84920-031-8). The journal is available online, and the review can be accessed here.
March, 2014: The Global Initiative against Transnational Organized Crime featured an interview with Louise Shelley on transnational organized crime. The full interview is available here.
February, 2014: Louise Shelley’s report Human Smuggling and Trafficking into Europe: A Comparative Perspective was published by the Transatlantic Council on Migration.
28 January, 2014: TraCCC PhD candidate Bilal Wahab will give a talk at the Council on Foreign Relations entitled Turmoil in Iraq: The View from Erbil. Mr. Wahab is a lecturer at The American University of Iraq, Sulaimani (AUIS).
January, 2014: Turkish publisher Adalet Yayınevi has published an important new book in Turkish by TraCCC alumnus Dr. Mahmut Cengiz. Küreselleşmenin Karanlik Noktasi Organize Suçlar (ISBN 978-605-1463-018) is a comprehensive overview of transnational organized crime, and includes treatment of such issues as globalization, the historic development of organized crime, illicit networks, threat finance, corruption and money laundering, as well as the principal tools in the fight against organized crime.