Islamic State's Financing

Sources, methods and utilization

Patrick Blannin

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Abstract

This paper examines multiple sources of Islamic State (IS) terrorist group’s funding and some counter-mechanisms deployed by the global anti-IS coalition. The paper analyses: a) how IS exploits the volatile political situations and security vulnerabilities across the Middle East and North Africa to generate funding, and b) exposes the dichotomy between the terrorist group’s religious rhetoric and its criminal enterprises.The paper aims to help counter-terrorism practitioners and scholars generate counter narrative responses to enhance the efficacy of a state’s counter terrorism (CT) and counter violent extremism (CVE) strategies against IS.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)13-22
Number of pages10
JournalCounter Terrorist Trends and Analyses
Volume9
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - May 2017

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In: Counter Terrorist Trends and Analyses, Vol. 9, No. 5, 05.2017, p. 13-22.

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