My research focuses on the financing of terrorism through analysis of the various tools, actors, networks, and evolving methods used to raise and transfer assets to support the operations and infrastructure of terrorist organizations worldwide, as well as the growing nexus between terrorist financing and transnational criminal organizations.
||Eck, Andrew Q. 2011. "The Financiers of Terrorism: Evolving Support Networks and the American Response." Georgetown Public Policy Review 16 (1):37-48. |
||The United States government has greatly increased its role in the suppression of terrorist financing in the years since the attacks of September 11, 2001. Following the attacks on the homeland, American government officials detected and froze the assets of terrorist groups and their sympathizers, enacted legislation to better monitor and secure the formal financial system, and partnered with international allies to curtail the flow of money through terrorist financing networks. In the years since, terrorist groups and their support networks have adopted new methods of raising and transferring funds. American officials are now working with foreign counterparts to reduce the threat posed by the financiers of terrorism and adapting to the altering methods utilized by terrorist financiers to transfer assets to terrorist operators in the field.|
Defense and Security
Policy Analysis and Evaluation
FINANCIERS OF TERRORISM