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France, Germany to Pressure Encrypted App Companies to Join Counter-Terrorism Fight

CATF Reports Sep. 1, 2016, 10:05am

French and German Interior Ministers announced their countries’ hopes to work with encrypted app companies to gain new access to terrorist networks and prevent future attacks.

Kerry Threatens Aid Cut to South Sudan Amid Chaos, President Accepts Peacekeeping Force

CATF Reports Sep. 8, 2016, 1:59pm

John Kerry warned South Sudanese leaders that ongoing violence may come at the cost of a significant reduction in U.S. aid to the country. Weeks later, the South Sudanese president accepted the U.S.-supported UN peacekeeping force.

A Web of Weapons in Yemen's Proxy War

LocalLabs News Service Sep. 14, 2016, 9:26am

The increasing involvement of new actors in the arms trade behind the proxy war raging in Yemen leaves little hope for conflict resolution in the medium term.

ISIS' Female Fighters on the Battlefront

CATF Reports Sep. 14, 2016, 11:50am

Yesterday ISIS’ news outlet Amaq sanctioned the growing role of women as executors of terrorist operations.

Weaponry Innovations from Insurgent Groups Prove Worrisome

CATF Reports Sep. 15, 2016, 9:33am

A recent U.S. Army report reveals emerging trends amongst terrorist and insurgent groups’ use of remote-controlled weaponry.

Hamas and PA Seek Steady Relations with Qatar Despite Growing Clout in Territories

LocalLabs News Service Sep. 15, 2016, 12:47pm

Qatar has showed signs of an eagerness to use its aid to gain increased leverage among the Palestinian Authority and Hamas during an era of strained Iran-Hamas ties. The international community must pay close attention.

Congressional Hearing: Radicalization in the U.S. and the Rise of Terrorism

CATF Reports Sep. 19, 2016, 9:47am

The current and coming administrations should pay closer attention to experts’ unique and important views on the future of combating radicalization and terrorism in the U.S. and overseas.

U.S. Sanctions ISIS Supporters in Turkey

CATF Reports Sep. 21, 2016, 11:43am

The U.S. has issued sanctions against two men based in Turkey with financial and strategic ties to ISIS amid an increasingly precarious yet important U.S.-Turkey relationship.

Al Haramain Foundation: What’s Behind OFAC Sanctions? Politics.

Consortium Against Terrorist Finance Sep. 23, 2016, 11:12am

Last Friday the U.S. Treasury announced its decision to delist the Oregon-based branch of Al Haramain Foundation, designated as a terrorist entity for its strong links to al-Qaeda and the Saudi government. The move sparks doubts about the ultimate nature and value of the terrorist designation process in the U.S.

Combatting Terror Finance with Controls on British Financial Benefits

CATF Reports Sep. 26, 2016, 3:05pm

The UK Government is being urged to impose financial restrictions on terror suspects in order to prevent state funds from being used for terror financing.

Are U.S. Authorities Downplaying the Orlando Shooter’s ISIS Link?

CATF Reports Sep. 27, 2016, 2:35pm

A more complete transcript of the Orlando shooter Omar Mateen’s 911 calls with the police released by U.S. authorities last Friday reveals the full extent of the shooter’s motives and raises doubts about the U.S.’s alleged efforts to manipulate ISIS links in public documents.

U.S. Designates Senior Hamas Member a ‘Global Terrorist’ in Restrained Approach to Countering Hamas

Consortium Against Terrorist Finance Sep. 29, 2016, 11:28am

The U.S. has designated former Hamas Interior Minister Fathi Hammad as a global terrorist, but a delicate regional environment has limited the U.S. and Israeli approach to degrading Hamas.

9/11 Victim's Law: Saudi Arabia's Newly Found, Partial Accountability

CATF Reports Sep. 30, 2016, 1:12pm

With the unprecedented congressional override of Obama’s veto of the Justice Against Sponsors of Terrorism Act, the controversial bill will be signed into law, which begs the question of what the implications of the law will be. What does the law stipulate and what does it mean for the families of 9/11 victims and US-Saudi relations?