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Unfunding Terror: The Legal Response to the Financing of Global Terrorism Hardcover – 31 Dec 2008


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'The exposure of the clandestine funding of international terror is a practical subject in great need of resources like this one... This detailed study succinctly, but authoritatively, offers a vivid description of the problem and practical solutions... It is one of those must reads, necessary for the purpose of developing a comprehensive understanding of the intriguing subject of international terror, and how to control it.' -- ASIL Newsletter 'Jimmy Gurule knows how to bankrupt terrorists like few others do. As Undersecretary of the Treasury for Enforcement, he spearheaded the fight against al-Qaeda's global bank accounts, helping to earn the highest grade awarded on the 9/11 Commissioners' report card. As an author, he performs once again. Unfunding Terror provides policymakers and laymen alike a clear roadmap on how to keep terrorists out of the global financial system.' -- Timothy J. Roemer, Center for National Policy, former US Congressman and member of the National Commission on Terrorist Attacks Upon the United States (9/11 Commission) 'Jimmy Gurule has given us a superbly comprehensive and well-written assessment of why, regarding terrorism, Deep Throat's principle is bang on: follow the money.' -- R. James Woolsey, venture partner, VantagePoint, and former Director of Central Intelligence, US 'A detailed study by a true scholar-practitioner, Unfunding Terror explains the legal response to terror finance in language accessible to both the expert and layman. Required reading.' -- Matthew Levitt, Director, Stein Program on Counterterrorism and Intelligence, The Washington Institute for Near East Policy and former Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Treasury for Intelligence and Analysis, US 'Professor Gurule is comprehensive: he describes the problem (terrorist funding by those in the free world), analyzes the legal responses (make it a crime, freeze terrorist assets, impose regulations on financial institutions), critiques the administration's and international community's efforts to unfund terrorists (political rhetoric, not in fact backed up with effective strategies or implementation), and outlines concrete legal and administrative remedies. Would that they to whom the recommendations are addressed act on them quickly. Too much is at stake to let terrorists, who condemn the West as corrupt, get their funding to attack the US and its allies from the West itself. That would be a form of social suicide.' -- G. Robert Blakey, Notre Dame Law School, US

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Jimmy Gurule, Professor of Law, Notre Dame Law School, US, former Under Secretary (Enforcement) in the US Department of the Treasury (2001-2003) and former Assistant Attorney General, US Department of Justice (1990-1992)

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