Aaron Y. Zelin is the Richard Borow Fellow at the Washington Institute for Near East Policy where his research focuses on Sunni Arab jihadi groups in North Africa and Syria as well as the trend of foreign fighting and online jihadism.
Katherine Bauer is the Blumenstein-Katz Family fellow at The Washington Institute and a former official at the U.S. Treasury Department.
Articles & Testimony
The country is fast becoming a regional leader in meeting global CT norms, developing the necessary toolkits, and integrating its efforts with those of foreign governments.
Tunisia’s National Counterterrorism Commission has established an anti-money laundering and combating the financing of terrorism regime to supplement its law enforcement and military action against its local jihadi movement. The move comes as Tunisia seeks to graduate from ongoing monitoring by the Financial Action Task Force, which is expected in October. The government’s efforts go beyond what is technically required under international standards, highlighting the seriousness with which it seeks to operationalize this tool. Among other moves, it has created a sanctions list of 107 terrorist individuals, organizations, and associations. This capacity, still under development, may help alleviate pressure on the judiciary, provide more transparency to civil society, and deter financial support to local and foreign fighters...
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