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AQIM kidnap-for-ransom practice: A worrisome challenge to the war against terrorism financing (Updated)

Kidnapping-for-ransom is considered by many experts as an “alternative source of terrorism financing.” But the recent abduction of five French nationals in Niger by the Al Qaeda’s Islamic Maghreb terrorist group (AQIM) highlights a worrisome regional trend that emerged in 2003,

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A new focus on trade-based terrorism financing and Fortent Inform recently posted a very interesting article on Trade-Based Money Laundering and terrorism financing to which I contributed. Trading of commodities has been a key terrorism financing vehicle for years, as a way to provide cover for

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US: Saudi Arabia failing to stop terrorism funding

Six years after 9/11, the US Treasury Department admitted that much remains to be done in order to stop terrorism financing at its source, something we’ve been advocating for years. “If I could somehow snap my fingers and cut off

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The Washington Institute on CTF policy

The Washington Institute for Near East Policy posted today a summary of the excellent address of our esteemed colleague Matthew Levitt on February 23 on “Challenges and Opportunities in the Campaign to Combat Terrorism Financing”. From November 2005 to January

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CTF: Still a long way ahead

The State Department Annual International Narcotics Control Strategy Report for 2007 provides an international overview of the efforts of countries around the world to implement and improve Counter Terrorism Financing regimes. Most countries are progressively implementing adequate regulations. Yet, most

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Yeslam Bin Laden indicted and ordered for trial (update 2)

A year ago, I filed a criminal defamation complaint against Yeslam Bin Laden in the High District Court of Paris, France, after he had made various defamatory statements during an interview published in November 2005. On February 5, 2007 the

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About JC Brisard

Jean-Charles Brisard

Jean-Charles Brisard is an international consultant, specialized in the financing of terrorist organizations.
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