WikiLeaks: Can the U.S. Really Manage Qatar and Saudi Arabia’s Double Game?

CATF Reports Oct. 20, 2016, 8:57am

Emails recently leaked by WikiLeaks suggest that U.S. authorities are fully aware of the extent of their long-standing Gulf partners’ double game – formally criminalizing terror financing while strategically sponsoring extremist and terrorist groups – and seem determined to deal with it primarily through soft power strategies.

U.S. Targets Money-Laundering Family Business in Crackdown on Terrorist Finance, Transnational Crime

CATF Reports Oct. 14, 2016, 1:57pm

The Khanani MLO is an alarming case of a family-run money laundering organization in support of terrorists and drug traffickers. The U.S. must continue to work together with its allies and target a vital aspect of terrorist financing: money laundering.

More U.S. Weapons Soon to Flow to Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain: No Strings Attached for Terrorism Sponsors

CATF Reports Oct. 7, 2016, 11:18am

The White House has recently approved the long-delayed multi-billion dollar military sale to Qatar, Kuwait, and Bahrain - a move that comes with heavy political implications.

AQIM in Libya: An Enduring, Latent Threat to the Sahel

CATF Reports Oct. 3, 2016, 10:51am

A recent congressional testimony refocused attention on the persistent - albeit recently silent - threat that AQIM poses to Libya and the Sahel from its Libyan strongholds.

U.S. Designates Senior Hamas Member a ‘Global Terrorist’ in Restrained Approach to Countering Hamas

CATF Reports Sep. 29, 2016, 11:28am

The U.S. has designated former Hamas Interior Minister Fathi Hammad as a global terrorist, but a delicate regional environment has limited the U.S. and Israeli approach to degrading Hamas.

Al Haramain Foundation: What’s Behind OFAC Sanctions? Politics.

CATF Reports Sep. 23, 2016, 11:12am

Last Friday the U.S. Treasury announced its decision to delist the Oregon-based branch of Al Haramain Foundation, designated as a terrorist entity for its strong links to al-Qaeda and the Saudi government. The move sparks doubts about the ultimate nature and value of the terrorist designation process in the U.S.

Hamas and PA Seek Steady Relations with Qatar Despite Growing Clout in Territories

CATF Reports Sep. 15, 2016, 12:47pm

Qatar has showed signs of an eagerness to use its aid to gain increased leverage among the Palestinian Authority and Hamas during an era of strained Iran-Hamas ties. The international community must pay close attention.

A Web of Weapons in Yemen's Proxy War

CATF Reports Sep. 14, 2016, 9:26am

The increasing involvement of new actors in the arms trade behind the proxy war raging in Yemen leaves little hope for conflict resolution in the medium term.

What’s Behind Ash Carter’s Decision that Costs Pakistan $300 Million in Security Aid

CATF Reports Aug. 31, 2016, 10:04am

U.S. Secretary of Defense Ash Carter has not certified to Congress that Pakistan has taken sufficient action against the Haqqani network, a move that will cost Pakistan $300 million in U.S. military reimbursements.

Libya, Qatar Seeking Influence in U.S. Schools

CATF Reports Aug. 29, 2016, 10:41am

Amid global suspicion of traditional channels of exerting influence, Qatar and Libya have recently turned to U.S. schools as a new channel to get their message out.