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Qatar&Barclays' Big Game Hunting Leads to FCA Penalties

CATF Reports Dec. 2, 2015, 10:00am

On November 26, 2015 the FCA fined Barclays £72m for failure to oversee Barclays’ handling of the financial crime risks related to suspicious business dealings with Qatar.

Dangerous Intersection: Commodities Trade Meets Money Laundering 

CATF Reports Dec. 4, 2015, 2:04pm

Trade Based Money Laundering (TBML) constitutes an important channel of criminal activity and an increasingly important money laundering and terrorist financing vulnerability.

Who’s Fighting the Growing Threat of Terrorism in South America?

CATF Reports Dec. 9, 2015, 10:38am

With the growth of illegal commerce in the Tri Border region, perhaps the next question is whether ISIS/ISIL has plans to exploit the anti-U.S. climate there and begin to build foundation for launching extremist actions against the U.S.

Funding Al Nusra Through Ransom: Qatar and the Myth of “Humanitarian Principle”

CATF Reports Dec. 10, 2015, 4:46pm

Since at least 2013, Qatar has financed Jabhat al-Nusra by paying hundreds of million dollars in return for hostages.

Military Forces Take on Terrorist Finance

CATF Reports Dec. 15, 2015, 4:39pm

The implications of growing U.S. military concern over terrorist finance are clear: all forms of financial support to terrorism threaten U.S. military goals and thus represent legitimate intelligence concerns.

Funding the Free Syria Army: A Militia by Any Other Name Would Smell Better

CATF Reports Dec. 21, 2015, 3:41pm

The name “Free Syrian Army” has become a portmanteau used by multiple groups in ways that often serve conflicting foreign political agendas. More accurate information and transparency is necessary to prevent unintentional terrorism financing in Syria.

Can Asset Forfeiture Rein in Terrorist Finance?

CATF Reports Dec. 23, 2015, 3:38pm

Stopping terrorist finance requires a strategy that is both top down and bottom up.

Uncomfortable Truths from the Deirezzor Province: the Assad-ISIS Axis for Oil

CATF Reports Dec. 28, 2015, 1:28pm

In the border province of Deirezzor, Syria, ISIS has proven an extraordinarily resilient political actor, capable of building an unprecedentedly solid administrative apparatus based on political partnerships with state and non-state actors. A new study shows irrefutable evidence that ISIS has long cooperated with the Assad regime mostly through a company owned by a businessman who manages most of Bashar al-Assad’s oil dealings.