The Money Trail: Finding, Following, and Freezing Terrorist Finance

[Washington Institute for Near East Policy] Matthew Levitt and Michael Jacobson - In this new Washington Institute Policy Focus, senior fellows Matthew Levitt and Michael Jacobson - both former officials in the Treasury Department's Office of Terrorism and Financial Intelligence, now with the Institute's Stein Program on Counterterrorism and Intelligence - explore the critical role that money plays in the success of terrorist organizations, and why countering financial flows must be an integral part of the U.S. government's counterterrorism strategy. They analyze how terrorist financing has matured since 2001, with case studies on al-Qaeda, Hamas, and Hizbullah. They also assess the effectiveness of U.S. and international responses to this evolving threat, focusing on the performance of governments throughout the Middle East.

2008-11-19 01:00:00

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