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Hamas Appointment of Hardliner Leader in Gaza Could Alter Regional Balance

CATF Reports Mar. 2, 2017, 11:50am

The appointment of militant hardliner Yahya Sinwar as Hamas leader of Gaza and the group’s coordination with ISIS could disrupt the delicate balance of Hamas’ regional supporters.

Qatar and Turkey Seek New, Nonmilitary Paths for Influence in Syria

CATF Reports Mar. 9, 2017, 12:44pm

As the Assad regime consolidates its power in Syria with the help of its foreign backers, Turkey and Qatar seek new methods of gaining influence in the country.

Online Shopping for Crime Services? EU Highlights Expanding Market through Darknet

CATF Reports Mar. 17, 2017, 10:05am

The EU’s 2017 Serious and Organised Crime Threat Assessement report underscores the evolving crime-as-a-service market through the Darknet, an anonymous platform within the deep web.

Qatar Invests Heavily in Russia in Hopes of Burying Tensions over Terror-Financing

CATF Reports Mar. 17, 2017, 12:34pm

Recently, Qatar has invested billions of dollars in Russia in an effort to strike a delicate balance in its foreign policy, buy leverage with an increasingly important power in the region, and cover up tensions between the two countries over Doha’s history of funding terrorists.

Russia Working with the YPG in Northwest Syria

CATF Reports Mar. 23, 2017, 1:51pm

Russia appears to have established a military base in YPG-controlled territory to boost cooperation between the two sides with important geopolitical and military implications.

Humanitarian Aid Comes With Strings Attached in Gaza

CATF Reports Mar. 24, 2017, 1:13pm

This week Muhammad Murtaja, the director of the Gaza branch of a major Turkish charity, was put on trial by Israeli authorities on charges of misappropriation of humanitarian aid for terror financing purposes.

Time to Improve Lackluster U.S. Approach Towards Domestic Terror-Funding Charities

CATF Reports Mar. 28, 2017, 2:22pm

Former U.S. Treasury Department terrorism analyst urges Trump administration to revive initiatives to curb terrorist-funding charities operating on U.S. soil.

U.S. Charges Hezbollah Backer with Evading Terrorism Finance Sanctions

CATF Reports Mar. 30, 2017, 10:42am

A Hezbollah financier and head of major shipping company faces charges in D.C. over evading U.S. terror finance sanctions, money laundering, conspiracy and fraud.