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Weaponry Innovations from Insurgent Groups Prove Worrisome

CATF Reports Sep. 15, 2016, 9:33am

A recent U.S. Army report reveals emerging trends amongst terrorist and insurgent groups’ use of remote-controlled weaponry.

ISIS' Female Fighters on the Battlefront

CATF Reports Sep. 14, 2016, 11:50am

Yesterday ISIS’ news outlet Amaq sanctioned the growing role of women as executors of terrorist operations.

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.

Kerry Threatens Aid Cut to South Sudan Amid Chaos, President Accepts Peacekeeping Force

CATF Reports Sep. 8, 2016, 1:59pm

John Kerry warned South Sudanese leaders that ongoing violence may come at the cost of a significant reduction in U.S. aid to the country. Weeks later, the South Sudanese president accepted the U.S.-supported UN peacekeeping force.

France, Germany to Pressure Encrypted App Companies to Join Counter-Terrorism Fight

CATF Reports Sep. 1, 2016, 10:05am

French and German Interior Ministers announced their countries’ hopes to work with encrypted app companies to gain new access to terrorist networks and prevent future attacks.

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.

Russia Walks a Fine Line in Its Relations with Iran and Turkey

CATF Reports Aug. 30, 2016, 1:46pm

Russia loses unprecedented access to an Iranian airbase as it seeks military support from Turkey in an effort to further expand its influence and role in the Middle East.

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.

Egypt: International Community to Rise Against Qatar-Sponsored Cleric

CATF Reports Aug. 25, 2016, 3:15pm

In a piece posted by the Wall Street Journal on August 23, Egypt’s Ambassador to the United States Yasser Reda urged the international community to demand stricter compliance to counterterrorism resolutions in order to protect societies from opinions promoting terrorism, such as Doha-based Yusuf al-Qaradawi’s.

Capping Cash Transfers in West Africa

CATF Reports Aug. 23, 2016, 3:33pm

West Africa is considering limiting cash transfers to combat terrorism and money laundering in the region.

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.

Is Southeast Asia the New Terror Financing Hotspot?

CATF Reports Aug. 18, 2016, 9:01am

Bali counter-terrorism summit reports that terrorist groups are transferring significant funds into Southeast Asian countries.

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.

Yemen Turns to IMF in Unlikely Move

CATF Reports Aug. 16, 2016, 3:22pm

Yemen’s government has appealed to the IMF to help weaken Houthi control over the Sana’a-based central bank.

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?

After Reports of Military Aid to Lebanon Reaching Hezbollah, How Will the U.S. Respond?

CATF Reports Aug. 10, 2016, 9:06am

With new reports that military aid in Lebanon is being funneled to Hezbollah, will the U.S. follow in Riyadh’s footsteps by cutting its extensive military assistance?

Investigations Shed Light On Bangladesh Attacks’ Masterminds and Financiers

CATF Reports Aug. 9, 2016, 2:40pm

Bangladeshi authorities have detained two alleged masterminds of the Gulshan and Sholakia attacks and have identified five top financiers of the homegrown terrorist group which is believed to be behind both terrorist operations.

Risks in Rio: What Adlène Hicheur’s Arrest Means for Brazil’s Security

CATF Reports Aug. 4, 2016, 11:17am

In recent attempts to tighten security in preparation for the 2016 Summer Olympics, Brazil deported Franco-Algerian nuclear physicist, Adlène Hicheur, and arrested 12 individuals supporting the Islamic State suspected of terrorist activities.

Al-Nusra’s New Identity Presents Qatar With Unprecedented Opportunity

CATF Reports Aug. 3, 2016, 2:48pm

The al-Nusra Front’s rebranding operation announced on July 28, 2016 offers the group’s traditional financiers, especially Qatar, an unprecedented opportunity for more overt material and financial support.

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.