Monday, July 19, 2010

The Best Books, Articles And Videos On Terrorism Financing (Crowdsourced Link List)

A former student dropped me an email the other day asking if I had any recommendations for books or articles concerning terrorist financing.  He was starting a new job and was looking to get up to speed quickly.

Terrorist financing is hardly my area of expertise so I did what I usually do in these circumstances -- crowdsource the answer through my network on LinkedIn.  I find that I consistently get quick and usually reliable responses to my questions.  

The list below is compiled from the answers I have received so far to my former student's question.  I thought that others might be interested in the results as well. 

Three quick notes:  First, I want to genuinely thank the people below who were so quick to answer my question.  Second, I have linked to the articles (or to places where you can buy the books) for everything I could find.  Third, the variety of citation styles is my fault.  In the interest of time, I just cut and pasted the answers I received and did not go back to fill in all the details.

Finally, if you have your own favorite and it is not already on the list, add it to the comments!

Loretta Napoleoni: The intricate economics of terrorism (YouTube Video)   

Other books by Loretta Napoleoni

Joseph Fallon:
Terrorist Financing Bibliography, 2008 (Free)

Anti-Money Laundering/ Counter Financing of Terrorism: New Policy Initiatives, IDSS/PWC joint working paper ( July 2005), Institute of Defence and Strategic Studies, NTU, Singapore.

Countering Financing for Terrorism, IDSS Policy Brief 1/2006 Institute of Defence and Strategic Studies, NTU, Singapore (Co-authored with Rohan Gunaratna and Gunawan Husin)

Countering the Global Islamist Terrorist Threat, The Korean Journal of Defence Analysis, Vol. XVIII, No. 1, (Spring 2006) (Co-authored with Barry Desker) (Free)

Fighting Terrorist Financing: Transatlantic Cooperation and International Institutions, John Hopkins University, 2006, Anne Richard.

Hide & Seek: Intelligence, Law Enforcement and the Stalled War on Terrorist Finance, Potomac, 2006, John Cassara.

Targeting Terrorist Financing, Routlegde, 2009, Arabinda Archery

Terrorist Financing, Council on Foreign Relations, Report No. 41, 2003, Maurice Greenberg, (Free)

Terrorist Financing, Financial Action Task Force (FATF), 2008

Terrorist Financing: U.S. Agencies Should Systematically Assess Terrorists’ Use of Alternative Financing Mechanisms (Free)

Terrorist Financing, US Justice Department, 2003 (Free)

Terrorist Financing Staff Monograph, 9/11 Commission Staff Report (Free)

The Funding of International Islamic Terrorism, Guardia di Finanza General Headquarters (Free)

Counter the financing of terrorism (Free)