In “National Security This Week with Juan Zarate” (8 Dec. 2021), host John Olson interviews Juan Zarate about his experience as the first-ever Assistant Secretary of the Treasury for terrorist financing and financial crimes, and Treasury’s role in protecting American national security. Discussing how the AML/CFT space has evolved since 9/11, Juan delves into how terrorist groups finance their operations, how countries successfully target these financing networks, and what weaknesses in international law allow for exploitation in the financial arena in support of illicit transnational activities. He also elaborates on what work Congress still needs to do domestically to enact better legal frameworks that hold people, corporations, or even nations accountable for financing illicit activities.

Listen to the interview.