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Mali Islamists regroup to strike back


Jean-Charles Brisard, international terrorism expert, said the Islamists’ evacuation of their bases, after air strikes by the French air force jets was an explicit tactical retreat to organise a counterattack. Read the article

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The U.S. Supreme Court bans humanitarian support to terrorist organizations

In its ruling of June 21, 2010 (Holder v. Humanitarian Law Project), the U.S. Supreme Court further clarified the notion of “material support” to designated foreign terrorist organizations (FTOs) and brushed aside so-called “peaceful or humanitarian” support to such organizations.

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Another breach in the UN terrorism sanctions regime

On April 29, the European Court of Justice ruled that the freezing of funds of persons with suspected links to Bin Laden, Al-Qaeda or the Taliban does not apply to certain social security benefits paid to their spouses (ECJ Press

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The Mumbai attacks: Early warnings pointing to Lashkar E Taiba

Early claims from an unknown terrorist group, the Deccan Mujahideen, supposedly an offshoot of the Indian Mujahideen (itself an emanation of the Students Islamic Movement of India –SIMI-), have raised fresh speculations that the Mumbai attacks could have been carried

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ECJ ruling: A threat to the Al-Qaeda and Taliban sanctions (Head of the UN sanctions monitoring team)

The Washington Institute recently published an interesting article by Richard Barrett, head of the al Qaeda/Taliban monitoring team for the UN, on how the recent ruling by the European Court of Justice on Yassin Al Kadi and Al Barakaat International

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The European Court of Justice challenging the UN terrorism sanctions regime: A legal perspective

On September 3, the European Court of Justice delivered an unprecedented and stunning blow to the international terrorism sanctions regime by annulling the EU freezing of assets imposed on Yassin Al Kadi and Al Barakaat International Foundation pursuant to a

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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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