The company man: US glacial response to Nigeria’s detention of former IRS crypto investigator rankles federal agents


In a move that could send a chill among business people working overseas, a Nigerian court ruled on Friday that a former American IRS investigator, Tigran Gambaryan, could stand trial on behalf of his employer, the crypto currency exchange Binance, and denied his request for bail. Gambaryan has been held in Nigeria since February. Dina Temple-Raston, host and managing editor of the Recorded Future News podcast “Click Here,” has been following the story for months and explains.

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Gang shootings in Sweden are on the rise. But local communities and former gang members are fighting back.

On May 1, two large marches weaved across San Salvador in commemoration of International Workers Day. 

El Salvador president’s popularity soars with controversial approach to crime

A view of a courtroom inside Rome's tribunal Thursday, Nov. 5, 2015, during the first hearing of a trial of involving politicians and businessmen.

The Italian job: Part I

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Flowers lay on a symbolic casket that represents a victims of Colombia's civil conflict, and carries the Spanish words: "Saul. I don't forget. We miss you," at Bolivar square in Bogotá, Colombia, Monday, April 9, 2018. 

Discourse of justice: Part II

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In this Aug. 22, 2019, file photo, signs on a bank of computers tell visitors that the machines are not working at the public library in Wilmer, Texas. 

Checking in on the pandemic: Part II

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How did the pandemic change the world of cybercrime? Critical State, a foreign policy newsletter by Inkstick Media, takes a deep dive into how people exploited the pandemic online.

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Tigrayans say food is being used as a ‘weapon of war’

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Over 350,000 people in the Tigray region face starvation due to food blockages and theft; G-7 leaders pledge global vaccine-sharing commitments; Emma Coronel Aispuro, wife of Mexican drug kingpin Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman, pleads guilty on three charges.

Glen Sjögren, a 40-year police officer in Malmö, Sweden, says he was surprised by a recent report showing the rate of gun violence in the country has gone up. His city has been successful in recent years in tackling gangs and gun violence.  

Sweden’s gun violence rates have soared. But this Swedish city is bucking that trend.


​​​​​​​Sweden’s third-largest city, Malmö, implemented a strategy that has been successful in combating gangs. In turn, gun violence there has gone down. 

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When police reform hasn’t worked: Part I

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The recent history of police reform in America is not encouraging. One area of policing that draws special attention from anti-violence advocates is the stationing of police in schools — especially in schools where the students are majority black.

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South Korea reels from latest high-tech, online sex trafficking case

Sexual violence

The Nth Room online sex trafficking case is the latest in a series of high-tech sex crimes online. Activists worry that at least 74 victims — all women and children — will not receive justice for these crimes.