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Pro-Muslim Brotherhood Group on Lobbying Trip to Capitol Hill

CATF Reports May 12, 2017, 10:43am

The pro-Muslim Brotherhood Egyptian Americans for Freedom and Justice visited Capitol Hill last week in a controversial and dubious attempt to lobby the U.S. Congress.

Hamas Announces Empty Rebranding Operation from Doha

CATF Reports May 4, 2017, 3:41pm

Hamas’ new charter coincides with the organization’s efforts to project a more moderate image that could help it overcome its international isolation but it appears to be little more than a mere facelift.

The Double-Edged Sword of Expanded U.S. Efforts in Somalia

CATF Reports Apr. 18, 2017, 2:18pm

Terrorist group Al-Shabaab has escalated its attacks in Somalia in retaliation for elevated U.S. airstrike capabilities within the country.

Former Aljazeera Journalist Jailed in Egypt Takes on Qatari Terror Financing

CATF Reports Apr. 17, 2017, 11:15am

After being jailed in Egypt for his work for Aljazeera, Mohamed Fahmy expressed his frustration with Qatar using the media channel as a foreign policy tool. Now he has directed his anger towards the country’s protection of terrorism financiers.

Russia's Terror Problem

CATF Reports Apr. 6, 2017, 1:50pm

Russian authorities have uncovered the terrorist’s identity following Monday’s St. Petersburg attack, but have yet to discern the group responsible.

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.

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.

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.

Drone Strike Kills al-Qaeda’s Number Two in Syria

CATF Reports Feb. 27, 2017, 3:17pm

In an important step in the fight against terrorism, a U.S. drone strike took out Abu al-Khayr al-Masri, al-Qaeda’s deputy leader and a longtime associate of Ayman al-Zawahiri and Osama bin Laden.

The Middle East and Asia: Literally Up in Arms

CATF Reports Feb. 23, 2017, 4:17pm

Report shows a peak volume in the global weapons trade, with the Middle East and Asia as the top markets for arms imports.

A Reinvigorated Al-Shabaab Rears its Head

CATF Reports Feb. 16, 2017, 9:14am

Somali terrorist group Al-Shabaab gains momentum through various military and political factors, despite hopes for unity under a new President.

Al-Qaeda’s Grand Plan for Syria Passes Through Hayat Tahrir al-Sham

CATF Reports Feb. 14, 2017, 3:28pm

The new joint venture between Jabhat Fatah al-Sham and other Syrian rebel groups inherited the Qaedist strategies and resources.

U.S. Said to be Considering Terror Label for IRGC

CATF Reports Feb. 9, 2017, 9:59am

U.S. officials claim that a terrorist designation for Iran’s powerful IRGC is under consideration at the White House.

Driven by Peace or Politics? U.N. Delists Gulbuddin Hekmatyar

CATF Reports Feb. 8, 2017, 9:52am

The U.N. just removed infamous Afghan warlord Gulbuddin Hekmatyar from sanctions, triggering mixed reactions about the political underpinnings.

German Footballer Fired Over Links to Radical Islamists

CATF Reports Feb. 2, 2017, 11:18am

German Bundesliga football club just canned its midfielder over links to radical Islamic Salafist factions throughout Germany.

Trump Backs Strict Enforcement of Iran Deal Amid Cautious Early Relations with GCC

CATF Reports Jan. 31, 2017, 11:03am

Leaders in the GCC appear cautiously hopeful about the future of U.S.-Gulf relations under Trump although uncertainties remain.

Infighting Erupts Between Turkey and Qatar Sponsored Groups in Syria: Will JFS Take Over?

CATF Reports Jan. 25, 2017, 4:47pm

Jabhat Fatah al-Sham launched an unprecedented attack against some rebel groups in north-west Syria, allegedly in efforts to further fracture opposition forces involved in the Astana talks.

Closing the Book on the Bin Laden Files: A Strategic Mistake

CATF Reports Jan. 24, 2017, 2:58pm

ODNI released 98 documents in the final cache of files from bin Laden’s compound to be publically released. The public should push to see additional documents to grasp important details on al-Qaeda and the U.S. war on terror.

No Pardon for U.S.-Based Hamas Financiers

CATF Reports Jan. 19, 2017, 2:06pm

Internet campaign petitioners have urged President Obama to pardon five convicted leaders of terrorist financier and now-defunct Holy Land Foundation.

Belgian Police Must Start to Assemble the Puzzle Pieces

CATF Reports Jan. 17, 2017, 9:26am

A confidential report prepared by watchdog agency Comité P reveals the failures of Belgium’s security apparatus in identifying terrorist actors.