In this video, Financial Investigator Rick Magill provides a virtual lecture on “Terrorist Financing Present and Future.” Please note there is an interruption in the video due to a technical difficulty starting at 17:35 and lasting for about two minutes, though the rest of the video is not impacted.
Many government officials have said that one of the most important keys in defeating global terrorism is to starve the terrorists of funding. That is often said without thinking about how terrorists actually fund themselves and what financial sectors are most vulnerable to being exploited by terrorists. Terrorist revenue streams are also constantly evolving, necessitating action that not only will target present funding mechanisms, but future ones as well. This talk delves into the challenges of cutting off funding to terrorists, a task much easier said than done.
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