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Analysis & Commentary - Chip Poncy

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17th August 2017 – Quoted by The Peninsula

Qatar partners with US firm to combat terror financing

Chip Poncy, Juan Zarate

Qatar’s National Anti-Money Laundering and Terrorism Financing Committee (NAMLC) has engaged with the Financial Integrity Network (FIN), based in Washington DC, as its principal strategic adviser for enhancing Doha’s Anti-Money Laundering and Counter-terrorist Financing System (AML/CFT). The partnership will ensure that the country meets the heightened and evolving global standards and expectations for financial integrity. more...

29th September 2016 – FDD Research Memo

Designing a New Anti-Money Laundering System

Chip Poncy, Juan Zarate

Over the past 15 years, concerns over the dangerous and corrosive impact of illicit financing have shaped core national security strategies and underscored the importance of defending the integrity of the financial system. more...

15th June 2016 – Quoted by Jessie Fox, Guy Taylor - The Washington Times

Boeing-Iran deal in jeopardy as concerns persist about Tehran’s terror links

Mark Dubowitz, Chip Poncy

Two former U.S. Treasury officials cast doubt Wednesday on the prospects of a highly touted deal between Iran and the American aerospace giant Boeing, claiming concerns about Iranian money laundering and terrorism financing activities are likely to scuttle the agreement. more...

29th April 2016 – Woodrow Wilson Center

Financial Reforms in the Shadow of the “Panama Papers”

Chip Poncy

FDD's Senior Advisor for its Center on Sanctions and Illicit Finance discusses reform efforts that are receiving additional attention in the wake of the so-called “Panama Papers.” more...

31st January 2016 – CBS

60 Minutes

Chip Poncy

The U.S. has become one of the most popular places for foreigners to hide dirty money. See what happens when hidden cameras capture New York lawyers being asked to move highly questionable funds into the U.S. more...

27th August 2015 – The Washington Post

Using Financial Sticks to Control Iran

Juan Zarate, Chip Poncy

As Congress considers the Iranian nuclear deal, it should also prepare a strategy to use U.S. financial and economic power aggressively against a broad array of Iranian threats. If the deal is adopted, the risks from an enriched, emboldened Iran will only grow. These risks should not be accepted as an unavoidable cost of the deal. more...

24th June 2015 – Quoted by The Financial Services Task Force to Investigate Terrorism Financing

Terrorism Financing Task Force Evaluates Security of U.S. Financial Sector

Chip Poncy

The Financial Services Task Force to Investigate Terrorism Financing held a hearing on Wednesday to examine how terrorist groups exploit the U.S. banking system to raise and launder their revenue. more...

12th June 2015 – Quoted by Kira Zalan - ACAMS

U.S. Publishes FATF-Mandated Risk Assessments Ahead of Mutual Evaluation

Chip Poncy

The exploitation of nominee accountholders, misuse of correspondent relationships and complicity of third-party payment processors continue to frustrate efforts to shield banks from money laundering and terror financing, U.S. officials said Friday. more...

24th February 2015 – CSIF Launch Event

Russia, China, and the Future of Economic Warfare

Chip Poncy

The second panel focused on the future of economic warfare and questioned whether the United States might already be in or headed toward a form of economic warfare with Russia and China. more...

16th September 2014 – ACAMS

Insights: U.S. Treasury’s Call for Greater Financial Transparency – We Need to Support It

Chip Poncy

It is rare that a single regulation can significantly strengthen our financial integrity, criminal justice system, foreign policy and national security. The Treasury Department has just proposed one. We must support its adoption and demand more effective implementation of similar measures globally. more...