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The Need to Refocus the U.S. Government's Post-9/11 Counter-Terrorist Financing Strategy Directed at al Qaeda to Target the Funding of ISIS
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  • Jimmy Gurule, Notre Dame Law School
Document Type
Article
Publication Date
1-1-2016
Disciplines
Publication Information
50 Val. U.L. Rev. 493 (2016)
Abstract
The Islamic State of Iraq and Syria ("ISIS") is the most deadly and well-funded foreign terrorist organization in the world. There are estimates that ISIS has an annual budget of over $2 billion to finance its goal of establishing a caliphate, or Islamic state, governed by its twisted version of Islamic law.1 Flush with funds, the terror group has acquired and controls large swaths of territory in Syria and Iraq, and the threat it poses extends to Jordan, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Libya, Yemen, Lebanon, and beyond. 2 While depriving ISIS of funding is a central component of the United States government's strategy to degrade and destroy ISIS, these efforts have been ineffective. 3 ISIS is largely self-financed, and its sources of funding are different from those of al Qaeda.4 As a result, the government needs to reevaluate and refocus its post-9/11 counterterrorist financing strategy directed at al Qaeda to effectively disrupt and deprive ISIS of funding.
Citation Information
Jimmy Gurule. "The Need to Refocus the U.S. Government's Post-9/11 Counter-Terrorist Financing Strategy Directed at al Qaeda to Target the Funding of ISIS" (2016)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/jimmy_gurule/71/