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Insight Intelligence September Roundup
Our news, analysis, and writing from September 2023
Hello Insight Intelligence subscribers! We’ve got a big month planned for you for October. The first order of business is that Lena is back from holidays, and will be holding the pen on a few articles next month. I know you’ll all be happy about that — her articles are often very popular with you lot. Starting next month, you’ll also likely see some new faces around here. We’ve hired two new analysts, and I intend to get them busy writing for you as well. We’re going to start them off with a few “primers”, so if you have any thing you want to learn about, let us know in the comments below. Our intention is for the primers to be easy reference material for you, journalists, and anyone delving into the international security and finance space. Finally, we’re getting closer to our goal of 5,000 subscribers before the end of the year, so please keep sharing our articles! It really helps to grow our community. Here’s what you might have missed from Insight Intelligence in September:
Let’s start with our terrorist financing news roundup. This article draws together all the news about terrorist financing from around the world in the last month. We’ve got stories from Russia, the US, Ireland, Turkey, Syria, Somalia, and Tajikistan. This is free to read for a short time, so don’t delay!
We published two group profiles this month, one based in Syria, and one that is part of our broader series looking at ISIL affiliates:
We also wrote about a plot that was disrupted last year in the US and Canada, and the new terrorism financing charges one of the plot members is facing in Canada.
We also put pen to paper with a bit of analysis on whether or not terrorists are using cryptocurrency to store funds (not just move them). We articulate some indicators that could help identify this behaviour. I also wrote an opinion piece for the Globe and Mail on why Canada should designate Wagner as a terrorist entity. It’s a controversial one, so enjoy!
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