The UK government has a clear way to “switch off” the already-supplied weapons systems that are making the Al-Hudaydah assault possible. Why doesn’t it use it?
What do we still not know about the functions, undisclosed military commitments and legal position of the thousands of British nationals and other employees of British companies supporting the Saudi Arabian military?
What if we could look inside kleptocrats’ bank accounts?
“I believe we should think again before doing anything.”
As in almost every war, it turns out that those camel herders somewhere ‘over there’ are engaged in a networked techno-war.
Is the physical geography of the internet bent around the shape of the government infrastructure to monitor it illicitly?
Meet my nemeses: Doctor Fiscal Ruling. The Incredible Unbalanced Tax Treaty. OffshoreStructureWoman.
The lesson from Darfur is not that the Security Council can’t enforce arms embargoes, but that it won’t.
A new holding company created in the Cayman Islands expressly to sell assets worth tens of millions of dollars. Those assets assigned an accounting value of zero, effectively invisible in the company’s balance sheet. An “arbitrary” US$10,000 cash injection explicitly designed to activate a tax law permitting a “total tax free gain of about US$60 million”, calibrated not to affect the “commercial effects of the transaction.”What label should we give…
I know, I know: bloggers should resist the urge to speculate about a company’s tax affairs unless they’ve really spent a good long time scouring company registries, reading court cases, talking to people in and outside the company, corresponding with tax directors. Doing their best to review everything that’s in the public domain, and as much of what isn’t as they can get their hands on.I haven’t, it’s fair to…