Islamic State “is a completely different model of terrorist financing”

10 sept. 2014 – World Finance

What makes a terrorist organisation successful? Extreme views? The ability to recruit high numbers of dedicated and malleable followers?

These might be contributing factors, but what it really boils down to is money. Loretta Napoleoni, one of the leading experts on terrorist financing, and financial barrister William Willson, discuss the ways terrorists raise the billions of dollars needed to wage war against the state, and how this can actually have a positive impact on nations’ economies.

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