Title

Financing Terrorism: Examining State Sponsors, Narcoterrorism and Charities

Abstract

Though the events of September 11, 2001 brought terrorism and political violence to the forefront of American politics and security concerns, efforts to control modern terrorist organizations have been a major issue on the global stage since the early 1950s. One of the key elements in designing a successful counterterrorism strategy is to deny material support to terrorist organizations by disabling any means of financial or strategic support. Three of the most common sources of financing for terrorist organizations are state sponsors, narcotics traffickers (known as narcoterrorists) and charities. This study examines Islamic terrorist organizations that receive part or all of their financing from these sources, as well as governmental and intergovernmental efforts to reduce these sources of financing. Despite the efforts of governments to reduce financing, terrorist organizations continue to find support in the form of charities, narcoterrorism, and state-sponsors. By examining the sources of financing for terrorist organizations, this thesis reveals a deeper understanding of the sources of financing for terrorist activities and also provides insights to help create more effective counterterrorism programs.

Notes

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Thesis Completion

2006

Semester

Fall

Advisor

Sadri, Houman A.

Degree

Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)

College

College of Sciences

Degree Program

Political Science

Subjects

Dissertations, Academic -- Sciences; Sciences -- Dissertations, Academic; Terrorism -- Economic aspects; Terrorism -- Finance

Format

Print

Identifier

DP0022074

Language

English

Access Status

Open Access

Length of Campus-only Access

None

Document Type

Honors in the Major Thesis

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