Category Archives: Asia

Shifting face of international terrorism

Counter-terrorism efforts directed mainly at ISIS, Al Qaeda, and the Middle East will need to shift attention to Russian-speaking individuals and networks in the coming years, according to this article. Terror groups that previously resisted oppressive governments in their own … Continue reading

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Year in review

Pleased to report that, during 2018, this blog had 6,798 views by 4,759 visitors from 51 countries, led by the US, Hong Kong, UK, and Canada. Views and visitors were more than double the previous year. The posts most often … Continue reading

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Call centers raided in India

Police in India have raided 25 call centers, arrested nearly 300 people, and seized over 400 computer systems since July, according to this article. Offenses mainly involved fraudulent calls to North American victims, demanding fines or fees and claiming to … Continue reading

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Tackling corruption in Uzbekistan

The chief prosecutor in Uzbekistan was recently arrested for bribe-taking and abuse of office and 4,500 law enforcement officers have been fired over the last 2 years on corruption charges, according to this article. Most recently, every officer in one … Continue reading

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UN awards for tackling environmental crime

This press release recognizes award-winning enforcement initiatives tackling transboundary environmental crime in China, India, South Korea, Malaysia, Nepal, Thailand, and Vietnam. The announcement notes that environmental crime¬†“is now the fourth largest illegal crime after drug smuggling, counterfeiting and human trafficking” … Continue reading

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Interpol elects South Korean president

Kim Jong Yang of South Korea has been elected president of Interpol by a vote of member countries, as reported here. He replaces Meng Hongwei of China, who was detained in his country earlier this year and faces corruption charges. … Continue reading

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Police reforms in Kazakhstan

This press release reports changes underway in policing in Kazakhstan. Along with salary increases, the country’s president is calling for modern police academies and dismissal of personnel who fail to meet performance standards. He also plans to make public trust … Continue reading

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