Following the rise of militant groups across Iraq and the Levant and the associated wave of Islamist-inspired terrorism in Europe, the issue of terrorist financing has never been more pressing.
The manner in which terrorist organisations and operatives fund themselves has often been the source of conjecture or anecdote. This project addresses this knowledge gap by providing evidence-led research into:
- The revenue streams used by violent non-state actors;
- Identifying the strengths and shortcomings of counter-terrorism financing; and
- The sources of funding used by jihadists for attack-planning in Europe
In 2017, the project published ‘Caliphate in decline: An estimate of Islamic State’s financial fortunes,’ which identified and quantified the revenue streams used by the group from 2014 to 2016. This work is supplemented by briefings on counter- terrorism financing for leading businesses operating in the global financial sector, in addition to the production of weekly papers focused on regional security issues.
Recent Policy Reports
Holy Mobilisation: The Religious Legitimation behind Iraq’s Counter-ISIS CampaignRead more
The full text can be downloaded here. Following the capture of Mosul and Abu Bakr…ICSR Team
The King’s Programme for Middle East Dialogue Research Papers 2018Read more
As the King’s Programme for Middle East Dialogue concludes for this academic year, ICSR is pleased…ICSR Team
ICSR Event – Michael Kenney Book Launch, November 29thRead more
Where: King’s College London When: Thursday November 29th, 1pm To celebrate Michael Kenney’s new book, The Islamic State…ICSR Team