China grappling with HFT activities run by foreign firms in its capital markets

China’s influential newspaper Caixin, recently investigated the renewed use of high-frequency trading (HFT) in China’s futures market, operated by foreign companies that, it reports, are incorporated under fictitious corporate purposes. According to Caixin, some HFT firms are ostensibly registered to engage in the trading of physical goods in China, when in reality they are engaged […]

Lessons from the Russian Ten

Since the FBI released parts of its file on the Russian Ten investigation in 2011, and CBS “The FBI Declassified” covered the story in depth this October, the public has gained a better window of visibility on one of the longest, deepest covert operations ever carried out by a foreign government in the US, and […]

Narco subs, drug cartels and Canada – new threats on the horizon to international security

Narco subs In the last few months, an increasing number of so-called narco subs, also called drug subs, have been intercepted in international waters by law enforcement (“LE“). A narco sub is usually a self-propelled semi-submersible (“SPSS“) used by drug traffickers to transport large quantities of illegal drugs for cartels to an international market. SPSS […]