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Global Sanctions Targeting Russia
Reporters looking for experts to help explain global sanctions targeting Russia, please see comments from Syracuse University professor Kristen Patel of the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs at Syracuse University.
Patel has more than 25 years of experience leading intelligence and analytics programs in the public and private sectors. Patel at one time provided daily intelligence briefings for senior National Security Council staff and White House advisors.
“Nations around the world are working together to implement a variety of sanctions, export controls, and other measures to limit Russia’s ability to use the international financial sector. Over the weekend, South Korea and Singapore announced that they will join the U.S., Canada, and European countries, along with Taiwan, to enact economic measures to halt Russia’s incursion into Ukraine,” said Patel.
“Most of the measures, including sanctions and efforts to target Russian illicit finance, will not have an immediate impact, but a few measures will hurt Russia immediately, including a ban on some Russian banks from using SWIFT, the international financial payments system.”
Patel most recently served as Regional Head of Research & Analytics in Asia-Pacific for HSBC, one of the world’s largest banks, where her responsibilities included building and managing a regional financial crime intelligence capability based in Hong Kong. Prior to joining HSBC in 2017, Patel served as the deputy director of Intelligence at the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) in the U.S. Department of Treasury.
Patel has also served in a variety of senior management roles in Asia and Washington, D.C., at the DNI Open Source Center (OSC) and Central Intelligence Agency. In addition to serving as OSC Bureau Chief in Seoul, South Korea, and managing day-to-day operations in the CIA/Sherman Kent School’s largest analytic program, she led U.S. government interagency initiatives related to counterterrorism and proliferation issues and provided daily intelligence briefings for senior National Security Council staff and White House advisors.
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