Tracking Iranian Shipping Networks and Global Sanctions Risk Using Data and Graph Analytics

Deceptive shipping practices enable the continued movement of Iranian oil and other illicit goods across the world, despite sanctions. The networks responsible for this activity hide in the complexity of the maritime shipping industry, exposing unwitting firms to sanctions risk.

Join Sayari analyst Wali Miller and VP of Content Jessica Abell to learn how to use data and graph analytics to uncover the covert networks responsible for moving Iranian oil and dual use items critical for its nuclear and ballistic missile programs.

You will learn about:

  • Common deceptive shipping practices used to obscure ownership and control
  • How company data and ship registry data work together to identify high-risk vessels, companies, and individuals
  • Real-world case studies, including illicit Iranian shipping networks that span China, Hong Kong, Turkey, Cyprus, Panama, and more

This class is ideal for anyone who:

  • Focuses on KYC, due diligence, and sanctions compliance globally
  • Wants to mitigate risk posed by, or disrupt the activities of, illicit Iranian networks
  • Wants to learn how to better leverage public data

General Information

Date: Wednesday, July 28
Time: 10:00 AM EDT (14:00 UTC)
Length: 60 Minutes
Session Credits:
CFCS credential: 1 credit
CPD: This webinar may be used for CPD credits
Cost: Free

Please note, due to the nature of this content, Sayari may revoke registration at any point without prior notification.

About your Sayari Team:

Wali Miller is an Iran Analyst at Sayari, where he specializes in using public records to investigate sanctions evasion, proliferation financing, and money laundering cases. Before joining Sayari, he worked at the Department of Justice and Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction. He holds an MA in Security Policy Studies and a BA in International Relations, both from George Washington University. He has lived in Tajikistan and speaks Persian and Italian.

Jessica Abell is the Vice President of Content Strategy at Sayari. She has over a decade of experience investigating complex illicit financial networks, with a focus on developing innovative methods to exploit open source data. Prior to Sayari, she worked as a consultant on ISIL counter threat finance strategy in support of the interagency Counter ISIL Finance Cell, and she maintains an adjunct researcher position at the Institute for Defense Analyses. She has briefed her work to senior leadership across the private sector and the US government, including in the US intelligence community; combatant commands; Departments of Defense, Treasury, and State; and the National Security Council. She holds an MA in International Policy Studies and a BA in History, both from Stanford University, and is proficient in Persian.


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