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Insight Intelligence: February 2023
February 2023 was a busy month for Insight Intelligence! On top of our usual schedule of publications, I wrote an op-ed for the Globe and Mail, and travelled to South Africa to deliver training on financial intelligence analysis. I’m also happy to report that Lena and I are putting the finishing touches on a new product: an online course on terrorist financing! This will be available in the near future, so stay tuned for that. And of course a warm welcome to all the new members of our community. We hit 3,200 this morning! As always, don’t forget to subscribe and share this with your network.
In February, we focused on some terrorist financing issues and of course the Wagner Group. We wrote up an analysis of the recent UK case of the ISIS “barber funder”. This was an interesting case because it combined a lot of trends and issues that we’ve been seeing in the terrorist financing space.
We also continued to build our baseline knowledge of terrorist groups with this profile on the Turkistan Islamic Party.
And of course I published an op-ed in the Globe and Mail. While the original is behind a paywall, I always publish an un-gated version a week later, which you can find here: Canada is taking an unserious approach to stopping the Russian Wagner Group
As part of my work in South Africa, I made my article on illicit financing through NFTs freely available to my students (and all of you!).
From the archives:
This month we also updated our analysis of the Wagner Group of companies, and amazingly, there’s still more to add to this chart / analysis!
Coming in over the next few weeks, we have a number of new analyses to share with you. I’ll be taking a close look at how sanctions are enforced in Canada (thanks to a reader question!), looking at the impact of the death of Al-Sudani on ISIS Somalia (along with a quick look at how that group finances its activities), how mis and disinformation is financed (both overtly and illicitly), and much more. So if that’s of interest to you, you know what to do! (Subscribe, of course.)
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