Terrorist Criminal Enterprises: Financing Terrorism through Organized Crime

Terrorist Criminal Enterprises: Financing Terrorism through Organized Crime

by Kimberley L. Thachuk, Rollie Lal


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781440860676
Publisher: ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
Publication date: 06/30/2018
Series: Praeger Security International Series
Pages: 240
Sales rank: 871,967
Product dimensions: 6.50(w) x 1.50(h) x 9.50(d)

About the Author

Kimberley L. Thachuk, PhD, is senior analyst and educator focusing on transnational security issues. She currently teaches at both George Washington University and Johns Hopkins University.

Rollie Lal, PhD, is professorial lecturer at the Elliott School of International Affairs at George Washington University, where she teaches graduate courses on Transnational Threats and International Political Economy.

Table of Contents

Foreword Christopher A. Kojm vii

Acknowledgments xi

Terminology and Abbreviations xiii

1 An Introduction to Terrorist Criminal Enterprises Kimberley L. Thachuk Rollie Lal 1

2 The Gangsterization of Terrorism Kimberley L. Thachuk 11

3 Da'esh in Iraq and Syria: Terrorist Criminal Enterprise Colin P. Clarke Phil Williams 27

4 Da'esh and Al-Qaida in Europe Rollie Lal 47

5 The Industry of Terror: Criminal Financing of the North Caucasus Insurgency Yuliya Zabyelina 63

6 The Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC): A Transnational Criminal-Insurgent-Terror Phenomenon Max G. Manwaring 79

7 Boko Haram and al-Shabaab: Adaptable Criminal Financing amid Expanded Terror Omar S. Mahmood 95

8 The Haqqani Network: Gangster Jihadists Kimberley L. Thachuk 117

9 The Evolution of the PKK into a Criminal Enterprise Mahmut Cengiz Süleyman Özeren 133

10 Hezbollah: The Continuing Expansion of a Robust Criminal Enterprise Rhea D. Siers 145

11 Cashing in on Fragility: Al-Qaida in the Islamic Maghreb and Crime in the Sahelo-Saharan Region Audra Grant 159

12 The Abu Sayyaf Group: A Destructive Duality Richard T. Oakley 173

13 Policy Options: Combating Terrorist Criminal Enterprises Rollie Lal 185

About the Editors and Contributors 195

Index 203

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