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Financing & the Crime-Terror Nexus

Terrorist organizations derive funding from a variety of means. Our research into the topic has leveraged unique data to empirically investigate the crime-terror nexus. We’ve also made use of internal documents and field research to explore how the Islamic State, the Haqqani network, and other violent actors around the world fund themselves. Browse below to learn more.

Major Reports

Managing a Transnational Insurgency: The Islamic State of Iraq’s “Paper Trail,” 2005-2010
Risky Business: The Global Threat Network and the Politics of Contraband
Haqqani Network Financing
Crime and Insurgency

Sentinel Articles

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Examining Digital Currency Usage by Terrorists in Syria
Iran’s Currency Laundromats in the Emirates
Dollars for Daesh: The Small Financial Footprint of the Islamic State’s American Supporters
The Development of Tunisia’s Domestic Counter-Terrorism Finance Capability

Perspectives

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