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The Resource An economic analysis of the financial records of al-Qa'ida in Iraq, Benjamin Bahney [and others], (electronic resource)

An economic analysis of the financial records of al-Qa'ida in Iraq, Benjamin Bahney [and others], (electronic resource)

Label
An economic analysis of the financial records of al-Qa'ida in Iraq
Title
An economic analysis of the financial records of al-Qa'ida in Iraq
Statement of responsibility
Benjamin Bahney [and others]
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
This monograph analyzes the finances of the militant group al-Qa'ida in Iraq (AQI) in Anbar province during 2005 and 2006, at the peak of the group's power and influence. The authors draw on captured documents that give details on the daily financial transactions of one specific sector within Anbar province and of the financial transactions of the AQI provincial administration. Some of their conclusions are: AQI was a hierarchical organization with decentralized decisionmaking; AQI in Anbar was profitable enough to send substantial revenues out of the province in 2006; AQI relied on extortion, theft, and black market sales to fund its operations in Anbar; AQI needed large, regular revenue sources to fund its operations, but its administrative leaders did not hold much cash on hand. The authors' interpretation of data on compensation practices and participants' risk of death indicates that AQI members were poorly compensated and suggests that they were not motivated primarily by money to join the group. The authors also find that mounting attacks required organizational expenditures well beyond the cost of materiel used in attacks. One major conclusion is that disrupting AQI's financial flows could disrupt the pace of their attacks
Dewey number
363.32509567
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Bahney, Benjamin
  • National Defense Research Institute (U.S.)
  • Rand Corporation
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Qaida (Organization)
  • Terrorism
  • Terrorism
Label
An economic analysis of the financial records of al-Qa'ida in Iraq, Benjamin Bahney [and others], (electronic resource)
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • "Prepared for the Office of the Secretary of Defense."
  • "Rand National Defense Research Institute."
  • "MG-1026-OSD"--Page 4 of cover
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Color
multicolored
Contents
Cover; Title Page; Copyright; Preface; Contents; Figures; Tables; Summary; Acknowledgments; Abbreviations; CHAPTER ONE Introduction; Financing Militant Organizations; Individual Returns to Militancy; Empirical Work on Militant Finance and the Financing of al-Qa'ida; The Contribution of This Monograph; How This Monograph Is Organized; CHAPTER TWO AQI and the Political and Economic Environment in Anbar; Anbar Province; AQI: A Primer; Politics and Security in Anbar; The Economy of Anbar; CHAPTER THREE Auditing al-Qa'ida in Iraq; Area of Operations
Control code
ocn707092639
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xxii, 92 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Access available to onsite users at SLQ, e-services members and Queensland public library (QPL) account holders
Isbn
9780833050526
Level of compression
unknown
Note
eBooks on EBSCOhost
Other physical details
color illustrations, color maps
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)707092639
Label
An economic analysis of the financial records of al-Qa'ida in Iraq, Benjamin Bahney [and others], (electronic resource)
Publication
Note
  • "Prepared for the Office of the Secretary of Defense."
  • "Rand National Defense Research Institute."
  • "MG-1026-OSD"--Page 4 of cover
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Color
multicolored
Contents
Cover; Title Page; Copyright; Preface; Contents; Figures; Tables; Summary; Acknowledgments; Abbreviations; CHAPTER ONE Introduction; Financing Militant Organizations; Individual Returns to Militancy; Empirical Work on Militant Finance and the Financing of al-Qa'ida; The Contribution of This Monograph; How This Monograph Is Organized; CHAPTER TWO AQI and the Political and Economic Environment in Anbar; Anbar Province; AQI: A Primer; Politics and Security in Anbar; The Economy of Anbar; CHAPTER THREE Auditing al-Qa'ida in Iraq; Area of Operations
Control code
ocn707092639
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xxii, 92 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Access available to onsite users at SLQ, e-services members and Queensland public library (QPL) account holders
Isbn
9780833050526
Level of compression
unknown
Note
eBooks on EBSCOhost
Other physical details
color illustrations, color maps
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)707092639

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