Middle East Eye
Military efforts to dislodge
the Islamic State (IS) group from its strongholds in Syria and Iraq
have not yet had the desired effect, in part due to the lack of a
coordinated policy by regional and global actors.
other major strategy to weaken IS, financial warfare, has been
described as “pathetic” despite numerous international efforts, ncluding
UN Security Council resolutions, an extensive report by the OECD's Financial Action Task Force (FATF), the Manama Declaration on combating the financing of extremism, the establishment of the Counter-ISIL Finance Group in Rome and pressure from the United States.
crime experts attribute the failure to curb the rise of IS to policy
initiatives and the “stalled war on terrorism financing”.
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