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North Korea Sanctions Enforcement Challenge:  Avoiding Financial Derisking

North Korea Sanctions Enforcement Challenge: Avoiding Financial Derisking

Friday, March 29, 2019

As UN Security Council Resolutions targeting North Korea's nuclear weapon and missile programs evolve and expand, many countries are challenged to build robust compliance programs across a range of industries. Developing countries often find themselves caught in the crossfire when sanctions and other forms of economic leverage are deployed to pressure countries of proliferation concern. Their...

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Identifying and Remediating Chemical Contamination in Areas Liberated from ISIS: A Collaborative Approach

Wednesday, May 9, 2018

By Leslie AdkinsIntroduction During Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) attacks and military occupation of Syria and Iraq, ISIS used existing civilian infrastructure to develop, produce, and deploy homemade explosives, chemical warfare agents, and other toxic chemicals. Many areas liberated from ISIS control were exposed to severe chemical contamination, creating a large public health crisis...

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STEP Ukraine 2017 Finalist: Cardiomo, Ready for Official Product Release in 2018

Monday, January 8, 2018

Cardiomo, a CRDF Global STEP Ukraine 2017 finalist, is making strides in the wearable technology market.  Cardiomo, led by founders Ksenia Belkina, CEO and Roman Belkin, CTO, created a small health monitoring device, not much bigger than a flash drive, that adheres to the user’s chest.  The device they created, like most wearable technology, connects to an app.  The Cardiomo...

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