Can we "sanction" our way out of a terrorism problem?
Terrorist financing and technology: Understanding approaches and anticipating risks
A warm welcome to the hundreds of new subscribers who have joined us over the last week! Our community is now well over 1600 strong and growing every day. Thank you all for spreading the word about this newsletter — it’s very much appreciated. Insight Intelligence will be a little lighter over the next week or so as I take a short holiday. I’ll also try to keep things lighter over the summer so as not to bombard your inboxes. As always, please feel free to reach out with any content suggestions, and happy reading!
Last week, I published a short summary of my recent article in Terrorism and Political Violence on GNet’s platform. The summary was focused on how technology companies can understand and adapt to terrorist financing risks on their platforms. You can read it here.
In other news, those of you with eagle eyes might have noticed a domain change: my newsletter is now embedded with my corporate website. The old link should continue to work and just redirect automatically. While you’re checking that out, my updated service offerings are available as well. If you are interested in booking me for something, please get in touch soonest — I’m currently booking out into 2023.
And finally, a project I’ve been working on for the last few months is coming to fruition! On July 28, 2022, the Soufan Centre, supported by the Airey Neave Trust, is launching Deterrence and Denial: The Impact of Sanctions and Designations on Violent Far-Right Groups. For the last few months we’ve been busy researching and writing about this important issue. We’ve met with government officials, experts, and civil society members and tried to wrap our heads around how these designations, listings, and sanctions can work (or perhaps not) against this particular threat. You can register to attend the event at the link. The various reports will be released then as well. I can assure you that they’re all very much worth a read. There are some very innovative policy recommendations!
As always, thank you all so much for your support, your engagement, and of course your feedback.