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Qatar Charity Faces New Controversies In Italy

CATF Reports Aug. 19, 2016, 11:12am

In Italy, Qatar Charity is getting negative press due to the high state of alert against growing terrorist threats and in light of debates on how to prevent further radicalization in the country.

World Vision and Its Feared Spillover

CATF Reports Aug. 17, 2016, 3:36pm

World Vision International, a Christian humanitarian aid organization, is under the microscope after Israeli authorities arrest their Gaza manager for allegedly funneling the organization’s money to Hamas.

Israel and U.S. Must Beware of an Experienced and Drone-Equipped Hezbollah Emerging from Syrian War

CATF Reports Aug. 15, 2016, 10:19am

Hezbollah became the first non-state actor to use drones for attacks in Syria over the last two weeks. As the group’s role continues to grow in Syria, will their battleground experiences haunt the U.S. and Israel in the future?

U.S. Government May Be Playing Both Sides of the Field in Syria

CATF Reports Jul. 28, 2016, 10:01am

Congress’s introduction of a bipartisan bill to increase sanctions on the Syrian government seemingly counteracts that of current U.S. diplomacy efforts with Iran and Russia.

The 28 Pages: No Smoking Gun but Questions Remain

CATF Reports Jul. 27, 2016, 9:45am

The recently released report on Saudi involvement in the 9/11 attacks introduces new and old questions about Saudi Arabia and U.S. in wake of 9/11.

Erdogan and His Islamist Leverage

CATF Reports Jul. 26, 2016, 9:17am

The tones and themes of the Islamist mob who responded to Turkish president Erdogan’s call to resist the attempted putsch on July 15 projects a fearsome scenario for Turkey, should Erdogan seek an Islamist counter-revolution after his crackdown on the military, judicial and education apparatus.

Is Iran Holding Up Their End of the Bargain?

CATF Reports Jul. 20, 2016, 1:42pm

One year after the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) between the United States and Iran was signed in Vienna, German intelligence reports that Iran’s nuclear efforts are stronger than ever.

France and U.S. Plan for Crackdown on al-Nusra

CATF Reports Jul. 19, 2016, 8:39am

The changing reality on-the-ground in Syria has forced France and the U.S. to address the growing threat and influence of an entrenched al-Qaeda-linked presence in Syria.

Lebanese Banks Cannot Afford “Banking Prudence”

CATF Reports Jul. 15, 2016, 11:01am

The implementation of the US “Hizballah International Financial Prevention Act” (HIFPA) crossed a red line in Lebanon and left little hope for compromise between the Lebanese banking system and Hezbollah in the country, at least in the short term.

Is Boko Haram’s ISIS Allegiance Really An Allegiance?

CATF Reports Jul. 12, 2016, 10:15am

Boko Haram pledged allegiance to ISIS in 2015, but U.S. intelligence reports show that ISIS does not necessarily support the Nigerian group financially. Rather, it seems their alliance is one of mere branding.