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Of Sound and Fury: New U.S. Sanctions against Hezbollah

CATF Reports Jan. 7, 2016, 1:08pm

“Hezbollah International Financing Prevention Act of 2015” comes just as Hezbollah is stepping up their Assad-supporting efforts in Syria, and just as sanction relief begins to take effect on Iran. However, the effectiveness of these sanctions - limited by design - seems to suggest that they are little more than political posturing.

Obscure Bank Regulatory Consortium Packs a Counterror Punch

CATF Reports Jan. 12, 2016, 11:28am

By promoting and ensuring the counterterrorism integrity of the U.S. financial system, FFIEC continues to execute its mission to a degree unparalleled by higher profile government initiatives.

The Myth of Sisyphus: Kuwait’s Terror Finance Trials

CATF Reports Jan. 13, 2016, 2:09pm

The appearance of fighting terror finance is more beneficial to Kuwait than the reality of punishing their citizens could ever be.

Biting the Hand that Feeds You: Qatar’s Latest Ransom

CATF Reports Jan. 15, 2016, 1:48pm

Hezbollah linked group issues demands to free kidnapped Qatar citizens.

US Military Attacks Terrorist Cash...Literally

CATF Reports Jan. 20, 2016, 3:05pm

On January 12, CENTCOM announced aerial bombardment of a targeted ISIL cash distribution compound in Mosul, Iraq, a major center in the extremist caliphate’s administrative command and control apparatus.

Iran Sanction-Relief Frees Up Funds for Terror, Takes Toll on U.S. Taxpayers

CATF Reports Jan. 27, 2016, 5:25pm

Contrary to Secretary of State John Kerry’s recent claims, the funds that Iran is donating to terrorist groups are sizable, and the financial windfall due to the lifting of sanctions will make a difference.

Identity Fraud Magnifies Terrorist Threat

CATF Reports Jan. 28, 2016, 1:25pm

The problem of passport fraud tied to terrorism is not new, but so far, enforcement agencies’ efforts to counter it were primarily focused on targeting key links in the false document cottage industry chain, starting with organized printing of raw documents and the warehousing of counterfeit inventories.