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Terrorist Financing

Terrorist Financing

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

  • Mar122019

    ICSR Event – Talk & Discussion with Peter Neumann at House of Commons, Tuesday March 19th, 6pm

    Where: Committee Room 12, Palace of Westminster, Westminster, London SW1A 0AA When: Tuesday March 19th, 6pm Rehman Chishti…

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  • Mar012019

    ICSR Event – Conceptualising the Role of Ideology and Ideas in Extremism, Thursday March 14th, 5.30pm

    Where: King’s College London When: Thursday March 14th, 5.30pm ICSR is delighted to invite you to an…

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  • Feb212019

    ICSR Event – Expert Talk On Counter-Terrorism in Indonesia, Wednesday March 6th, 5.30pm

    Where: King’s College London When: Wednesday March 6th, 5.30pm ICSR has the pleasure of inviting you to…

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