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Terror Incorporated: Tracing the Dollars Behind the Terror Networks

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“Napoleoni has accomplished an extraordinary task of research in tracking, finding and graphically describing the financiers and the institutions supporting global terrorism, including al Qaeda and Osama bin Laden.”—John K. Cooley, author of Unholy Wars

“A masterpiece . . . This book should be required reading for everyone in the White House, State Department and Pentagon.”—Greg Palast, author of the New York Times bestseller The Best Democracy Money Can Buy and The Joker’s Wild: Dubya’s Trick Deck

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. “As in the Crusades, religion is simply a recruitment tool; the real driving force is economics.”

A pioneering examination of the system and methods by which international terrorism is financed, Terror Incorporated is “penetrating, lucid and essential” (Harry Porter, author of Empire State).

Loretta Napoleoni, a former Fulbright scholar at Johns Hopkins University’s Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies and Rotary scholar at the London School of Economics, is an expert on international terrorism who has worked as an economist and foreign correspondent for Italy’s financial papers. She has translated and edited books on terrorism and was among the few people to interview the Red Brigades in Italy after three decades of silence.

Review:

"Published two years ago as Modern Jihad in a British edition from Pluto Press, this first full U.S. release adds a chapter on globalization and a new preface to what is perhaps the most systematic treatment in print of how terror is financed. Journalist Napoleoni has a doctorate from the London School of Economics, and she traces 50 years of Western economic and political dominance in developing Muslim countries: backing repressive, corrupt regimes, fighting the Cold War by proxy and blocking the legitimate economic ascendancy of millions of people. In sometimes riveting, sometimes pedantic prose, Napoleoni weaves interviews and first-person accounts of her encounters with terrorists with a fascinating close analysis of the connections among drug cartels, gunrunners and major Western economies in the network of financing for terror organizations: 'billions of dollars generated by narcotics are laundered in the United States; between 30 and 40 percent enter the US economy, while the rest is pumped into the international illegal economy' — to the tune of $1.5 trillion a year. Avoiding the sometimes inflammatory political and religious rhetoric that characterizes many of the debates about terrorism, Napoleoni offers a sobering look at its economic roots. Agents, Roberta Oliva and Daniela Ogliari." Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)

Synopsis:

A pioneering examination of the system and methods by which international terrorism is financed.

Synopsis:

Economist Napoleoni exposes the estimated $1.5 trillion business of international terrorism.

Synopsis:

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.

Synopsis:

Chasing terror money, the author of "Modern Jihad" offers a pioneering examination of the system and methods by which international terrorism is financed.

About the Author

Loretta Napoleoni, a former Fulbright scholar at Johns Hopkins University and Rotary scholar at the London School of Economics, is an expert on international terrorism who has worked as an economist and foreign correspondent for Italy's financial papers.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781583226735
Foreword:
Palast, Greg
Publisher:
Seven Stories Press
Foreword by:
Palast, Greg
Foreword:
Palast, Greg
Author:
Napoleoni, Loretta
Author:
Palast, Greg
Subject:
History
Subject:
Terrorism
Subject:
United States - 20th Century
Subject:
Political Freedom & Security - Terrorism
Subject:
Jihad
Subject:
Terrorism -- History.
Subject:
Politics - General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Publication Date:
20050531
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
352
Dimensions:
8.00 x 6.00 in

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"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "Published two years ago as Modern Jihad in a British edition from Pluto Press, this first full U.S. release adds a chapter on globalization and a new preface to what is perhaps the most systematic treatment in print of how terror is financed. Journalist Napoleoni has a doctorate from the London School of Economics, and she traces 50 years of Western economic and political dominance in developing Muslim countries: backing repressive, corrupt regimes, fighting the Cold War by proxy and blocking the legitimate economic ascendancy of millions of people. In sometimes riveting, sometimes pedantic prose, Napoleoni weaves interviews and first-person accounts of her encounters with terrorists with a fascinating close analysis of the connections among drug cartels, gunrunners and major Western economies in the network of financing for terror organizations: 'billions of dollars generated by narcotics are laundered in the United States; between 30 and 40 percent enter the US economy, while the rest is pumped into the international illegal economy' — to the tune of $1.5 trillion a year. Avoiding the sometimes inflammatory political and religious rhetoric that characterizes many of the debates about terrorism, Napoleoni offers a sobering look at its economic roots. Agents, Roberta Oliva and Daniela Ogliari." Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
"Synopsis" by , A pioneering examination of the system and methods by which international terrorism is financed.
"Synopsis" by ,
Economist Napoleoni exposes the estimated $1.5 trillion business of international terrorism.
"Synopsis" by , 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.

"Synopsis" by , Chasing terror money, the author of "Modern Jihad" offers a pioneering examination of the system and methods by which international terrorism is financed.
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