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No Petrodollar Land Grabbing for Qatar in Brussels

CATF Reports Feb. 4, 2016, 4:04pm

An online petition to stop the construction of a mosque with 600-people capacity attached to the Qatari embassy voices concerns about Qatar’s efforts at land grabbing in the European capital.

The Return of the Taliban: Ghost Schools and Untraceable Funding

CATF Reports Feb. 4, 2016, 5:15pm

A recent report by the Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction (SIGAR) sparked a veritable media frenzy of concern because of the vast amount of U.S. dollars being funneled into an increasingly unstable Afghanistan.

Hezbollah: The Enduring Terrorism-Drug Connection

CATF Reports Feb. 9, 2016, 11:56am

Last week the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) revealed the arrests of key leaders of Hezbollah’s Business Affairs Component as part of DEA’s Project Cassandra. According to DEA, Hezbollah uses the laundered funds to advance its core terrorist purposes both in Syria and South America.

Ideological Foes, Economic Bedfellows: Russia’s Holistic Support for ISIS

CATF Reports Feb. 18, 2016, 5:03pm

Russian engineers are working in Tuweinan, Syria’s largest gas facility currently under ISIS-control. How much does ISIS actually benefit from Russian presence in Syria?

Financing ISIS: Time to “Think Globally, Act Locally”

CATF Reports Feb. 22, 2016, 4:09pm

Current efforts to fight ISIS focus too much on the global at the expense of the local.

Qatar’s Support of Libyan Rebels Further Unbalances a Teetering Region

CATF Reports Feb. 29, 2016, 5:01pm

Qatar’s support of Libya Independent Fighters Group (LIFG) should be seen as a dangerous force destabilizing post-Qaddafi efforts at nation building.