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In Syria, Are the Enemies of America’s Enemies Becoming Its Friends?

CATF Reports Sep. 1, 2015, 9:44am

If the “Daesh effect” comes to fruition, extremist groups could benefit from new alliances and loosened restrictions on financing. But for now, the U.S. hasn’t changed its threat assessment in Syria.

The Financial Action Task Force (FATF): Coordination to Fight Terrorist Banking

CATF Reports Sep. 2, 2015, 4:31pm

Since 1990, FATF has promulgated recommendations that are considered as the international standard for combating of money laundering and the financing of terrorism as well as weapons proliferation.

Hiding in plain sight?

CATF Reports Sep. 3, 2015, 4:05pm

A non-descript West London office building has been accused of being the hub for all Muslim Brotherhood operations in Western Europe and it seems to house a sophisticated media operation that is helping finance global terrorism while at the same time spreading the Brotherhood’s message.

Should QIB be judged by the company it keeps?

CATF Reports Sep. 10, 2015, 4:44pm

Qatar Islamic Bank’s financial performance has been strong over the last two years. Yet the bank has extensive track record of questionable connections and activities.

Costly Cash Curbs Casualties

CATF Reports Sep. 11, 2015, 2:39pm

The Economist is calling for changes in anti-money laundering regulations to make it easier for workers in the developed world to send remittances to poorer countries. This is a noble cause but a dangerous way of implementing it that will make it easier for terror organizations to move funds around the world.

Bitcoins Used to Fund Terrorism

CATF Reports Sep. 14, 2015, 3:16pm

Jihadist advocates seeking recruits are discussing the potential of Bitcoin as an ideal funding mechanism.

IRGC and Hezbollah: Major Beneficiaries of the Iran Deal

CATF Reports Sep. 18, 2015, 4:36pm

A discussion on the implications of the Iran deal should extend way beyond the risks of an even more relaxed approach to terror financing by Iran, to include domestic as well as regional implications.

Hamas is Squarely in the Obama Administration’s Sights

CATF Reports Sep. 21, 2015, 2:57pm

Recent terrorist designations target Hamas' regional financiers.

How ISIS and al-Qaeda Finance Themselves

CATF Reports Sep. 22, 2015, 1:54pm

ISIS and al-Qaeda fundraising strategies and methods differ both in degree and kind. A comparison between the two cannot disregard a fundamental difference in their ultimate goal.

As Hezbollah Goes Regional, So Does its Financing

CATF Reports Sep. 24, 2015, 11:46am

The Iranian funded and trained Lebanese terrorist group is playing a major role in the Syrian conflict. It is also playing lesser roles in Iraq and Yemen. As Hezbollah expands its footprint, it also expands the geographic focus and ways in which it supports its increasing funding requirements.

The State of Rampant Corruption and its Banks

CATF Reports Sep. 25, 2015, 4:44pm

Do Qatari banks uphold international anti-corruption standards?

UK Getting Serious about Cracking Down on Terrorists' Money Launderers?

CATF Reports Sep. 29, 2015, 12:53pm

Documents leaked last week show how the UK Home Office is planning to implement a counter-terrorism bill that is currently before Parliament, including the banning from leadership positions in organizations with charity status anyone who meets the government's definition of extremist.