Terror Incorporated: Tracing the Dollars Behind the Terror Networks (Paperback)
In Terror Incorporated, Loretta Napoleoni maps out the arteries of an international economic system that feeds armed groups the world over. Chasing terror money, she takes the reader from CIA headquarters to the smuggling routes of the Far East, from the back rooms of Wall Street to hawala exchanges in the Middle East.
Napoleoni describes the "New Economy of Terror," "a fast-growing international economic system with a turnover of about $1.5 trillion [that] is challenging Western hegemony." It is made up of illegal businesses such as arms and narcotics trading, and oil and diamond smuggling, as well as charitable donations and legal profits. Napoleoni reveals the interdependency between economies run by armed groups and western economies, and provides a pioneering examination of the system and methods by which international terrorism is financed.
About the Author
One of the world's leading experts on money laundering and terror financing, Loretta Napoleoni holds an MA in international relations and economics from Johns Hopkins University, and an MPhil in terrorism from the London School of Economics. Her books include: Terror Inc: Tracing the Money Behind Global Terrorism; Insurgent Iraq: Al Zarqawi and the New Generation; and Rogue Economics.
"A cross between Sam Spade and Sherlock Holmes" (Jim Hightower), Greg Palast turned his skills to journalism after two decades as a top investigator of corporate fraud and racketeering. A persona non-grata in the United States, Palast's reports have been exiled to BBC's top current affairs show, "Newsnight, " and England's "Guardian" newspapers. He is a Patron of the Trinity College Philosophical Society, an honor previously held by Jonathan Swift and Oscar Wilde.