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Understanding Terrorist Finance by Timothy Wittig

Understanding Terrorist Finance


Understanding Terrorist Finance by Timothy Wittig

Wittig presents the first unified coherent framework for the systematic analysis of terrorist finance. With empirical examples from around the globe, he dispels several popular myths about these activities to make an important step forward in our understanding of not only terrorist finance, but also the place of terrorism in the contemporary world.


The book is very clear and precise in its treatment of the concepts, myths and assumptions that underpin current counter terrorist finance efforts, and the realities with which they are methodically replaced.

- LSE Review of Books

The author presents a comprehensive framework to analyze how terrorist groups go about financing their activities [...] Especially noteworthy are tables that estimate the cost of various types of terrorist operations and the impact of real-world counter-terrorist financing regimes on terrorist groups
illicit economic activities.

- Perspectives on Terrorism Journal

About the Author

TIMOTHY WITTIG is Research Fellow at the University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands. He has designed and taught training courses on the analysis of terrorist financing to several global financial institutions as well as to the US Departments of Treasury, Defense, and Justice. Dr. Wittig has advised various other government, private sector, charitable, and civil liberties groups about the economic and financial realities of contemporary threats.

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Publication date

26th July 2011


Timothy Wittig

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Palgrave Macmillan


238 pages


Terrorism, armed struggle



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