The Bottom Line Up Front

Shedding a light on the powerful underworld of corrupt actors and the networks of transnational criminal enterprises that threaten governance and destabilize open, pluralistic societies.

Corrupt business and political elites as well as transnational criminal organizations use global systems of finance, trade, and logistics to generate and launder funds, park assets in safe jurisdictions, and otherwise perpetuate their illicit activities.

C4ADS seeks to understand and map the networks engaged in corrupt and illegal activities that threaten governance, public health, and economies around the world. Working with a network of local partners, we aggregate unique databases from an array of sources and formats to facilitate comprehensive analysis and investigations into transnational corruption. In parallel, we are pioneering novel investigative methods for understanding global synthetic drug supply chains and how they exploit both the open and dark web.