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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.

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.

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.

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?

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?

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.