Financing Terrorism: What the U.S. and its Gulf Partners Are Doing to Cut Off Funding to Violent Extremist Networks
Date(s) - 07/06/2017
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
The Arab Gulf States Institute in Washington
The United States and its Gulf Arab partners have taken significant steps to stem the flow of funds to terrorist groups over the past decade, culminating with the announcement of the new Terrorist Financing Targeting Center, co-chaired by the United States and Saudi Arabia. However, despite various measures instituted to better regulate and secure the formal banking sector, alternative remittance systems like hawalas, and charitable organizations in the Gulf, some terrorist organizations are still able to generate income from the region and fund continued attacks.
What are the United States and its Gulf Arab allies doing to cut off funding to organizations such as ISIL? Do the measures taken by the Gulf states ensure that the Gulf financial system is beyond the reach of terrorist networks?
Please join AGSIW for a discussion around these questions and more.
Additional speakers to be announced. A light lunch will be served.
Check back on July 6 to watch live.
- Juan ZarateChairman and Co-Founder, Financial Integrity Network