Al-Qaeda Funding News

AQIM in Libya: An Enduring, Latent Threat to the Sahel

CATF Reports Oct. 3, 2016, 10:51am

A recent congressional testimony refocused attention on the persistent - albeit recently silent - threat that AQIM poses to Libya and the Sahel from its Libyan strongholds.

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?

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

CATF Reports 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.

A Web of Weapons in Yemen's Proxy War

CATF Reports 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.

Qatar Charity Faces New Controversies In Italy

CATF Reports Aug. 19, 2016, 11:12am

In Italy, Qatar Charity is getting negative press due to the high state of alert against growing terrorist threats and in light of debates on how to prevent further radicalization in the country.

Risks in Rio: What Adlène Hicheur’s Arrest Means for Brazil’s Security

CATF Reports Aug. 4, 2016, 11:17am

In recent attempts to tighten security in preparation for the 2016 Summer Olympics, Brazil deported Franco-Algerian nuclear physicist, Adlène Hicheur, and arrested 12 individuals supporting the Islamic State suspected of terrorist activities.

Al-Nusra’s New Identity Presents Qatar With Unprecedented Opportunity

CATF Reports Aug. 3, 2016, 2:48pm

The al-Nusra Front’s rebranding operation announced on July 28, 2016 offers the group’s traditional financiers, especially Qatar, an unprecedented opportunity for more overt material and financial support.

The 28 Pages: No Smoking Gun but Questions Remain

CATF Reports Jul. 27, 2016, 9:45am

The recently released report on Saudi involvement in the 9/11 attacks introduces new and old questions about Saudi Arabia and U.S. in wake of 9/11.

France and U.S. Plan for Crackdown on al-Nusra

CATF Reports Jul. 19, 2016, 8:39am

The changing reality on-the-ground in Syria has forced France and the U.S. to address the growing threat and influence of an entrenched al-Qaeda-linked presence in Syria.

Is Boko Haram’s ISIS Allegiance Really An Allegiance?

CATF Reports Jul. 12, 2016, 10:15am

Boko Haram pledged allegiance to ISIS in 2015, but U.S. intelligence reports show that ISIS does not necessarily support the Nigerian group financially. Rather, it seems their alliance is one of mere branding.

Al-Nusra and its Gulf Financiers: The Political Cost of a Long-Running Alliance

CATF Reports Jun. 24, 2016, 7:23am

Kuwait and Qatar remain al-Nusra’s top financiers. Will their support influence al-Nusra to disavow al-Qaeda in the near future?

Burkina Faso: Greater Security Challenges Ahead

CATF Reports Jun. 2, 2016, 4:16pm

The most recent terrorist attacks in Burkina Faso signal that the jihadist threat in West Africa is growing in parallel to ISIS’ increasing infiltration and to more bitter rivalries between Africa-based terrorist groups.

Why Qatar Cultivates Sudan and Other International Outcasts

CATF Reports May 26, 2016, 10:26am

Qatar’s affinity for extremists frustrates U.S. allies until one parses the Gulf nation’s counter terrorism as well as its self-serving motivations.

Yemen’s Enduring Al Qaeda Challenge

CATF Reports Apr. 19, 2016, 1:41pm

Cleaved along its historical north-south axis and plagued by weak political institutions and ethnic fragmentation, Yemen has offered fertile ground for a rapid terrorist expansion and continues to present a dilemma for the U.S. counter terrorism strategy. 

How ISIS and al-Qaeda Finance Themselves

CATF Reports Sep. 22, 2015, 1:54pm

ISIS and al-Qaeda fundraising strategies and methods differ both in degree and kind. A comparison between the two cannot disregard a fundamental difference in their ultimate goal.

Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula and its Wide Net for Fundraising

CATF Reports Aug. 21, 2015, 10:03am

Al Qaeda’s Yemen-based franchise has prominent financial support from Saudi Arabia and Qatar and its key fundraiser is a representative of the U.S. backed Government in Exile.

Qatar Charity, Pioneer and Master of Terror Finance

CATF Reports Aug. 19, 2015, 12:57pm

Despite its noteworthy humanitarian achievements, Qatar Charity’s reputation as a “terrorism supporting entity” is well deserved.

Muhsin al-Fadhli: Financing Terrorism Beyond the Headlines

CATF Reports Aug. 11, 2015, 10:37am

Although less well known than other global terrorists, Muhsin al-Fadhli was just as much a key player, and his death in July due to an airstrike represents a major win for counter terrorism.