Nathalie Goulet

Nathalie Goulet is a member of the Senate of France, representing the Orne department (Normandy). Twitter: @senateur61

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Crypto-assets, terrorist financing, money laundering and regulations — the state of play

Many continue to question the possibility of a link between illicit transactions, terrorist financing and money laundering, yet the figures speak for themselves.

In 2022, the use of cryptocurrencies for illicit transactions was estimated at over $20 billion.

June 11, 2024

Why ‘No money for terror’ must be more than just a slogan

No Money for Terror is a slogan launched in April 2018 as part of the fight against Daesh and Al-Qaeda. It was then pretty much forgotten amid the health and energy crises, but it is now back in the public eye.

November 17, 2023

For the sake of the planet, stop the attacks on COP28 hosts

The UAE, which will host the COP28 climate change conference in November and December, is not the first state in the Middle East to host the Conference of the Parties. Indeed, COP18 was organized in Doha and last year’s COP27 took place in Sharm El-Sheikh, Egypt.

July 13, 2023

New gas resources must benefit all Lebanese

While the drums of war are beating in many regions of the world, the peace that deserted the Middle East for so long has just burgeoned. The new agreement on their maritime border signed by Lebanon and Israel is an extraordinary step that cannot be overlooked.

October 28, 2022

The heartbeat of the Gulf region is felt in Paris

Paris is still buzzing from the visit of UAE President Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al-Nahyan, and now eagerly awaits Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, who is heading to the French capital close on the heels of his meeting with US President Joe Biden.

July 28, 2022

Gulf states could play key role in Ukraine mediation

Many of us, myself included, did not imagine that the crisis in Ukraine would come to this.

February 27, 2022

Regional border force needed in wake of Afghanistan crisis

Much has already been written about this summer’s scandalous international defeat in Afghanistan, which suddenly left the Afghan people, especially women, in the hands of illiterate and obsessive butchers.

November 17, 2021

Is Lebanon condemned to an endless drift or endless purgatory

Since Aug. 4, 2020 — the day of the tragedy at the port of Beirut — many have looked on at Lebanon’s pain, a slow agony so deeply inscribed in its contemporary history that many are unaware that Lebanon was once the peaceful and prosperous Switzerland of the Middle East.

January 19, 2021