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Book Launch & Discussion Terrorist Financing (Agenda 2022) CSTPV Seminar/Book Launch & Disussion

William Vlcek is Senior Lecturer in Global Political Economy with the School of International Relations at the University of St Andrews. His research explores questions of money and finance in the global political economy that interrogate the conduct of power in global finance. In addition to offshore finance and international taxation, it considers the intersections of finance and security found with money laundering, terrorist finance and sovereign debt. He has published academic journal articles and book chapters on these topics along with the monographs Offshore Finance and Small States: Sovereignty, Size and Money (Palgrave, 2008), Offshore Finance and Global Governance: Disciplining the Tax Nomad (Palgrave, 2017) and Terrorist Financing (Agenda, 2022).
Terrorist Financing (Agenda 2022)

This clear and rigorous examination of the international efforts to combat the financing of terrorism is suitable for a range of courses in international relations, politics and global political economy. It provides a comprehensive examination of the post-9/11 efforts to counter financial support for terrorist actors, including the more recent challenges of non-cash payment technologies as well as how to combat the financing of terrorism in regimes where territories and populations are controlled, as in the case of Islamic State.


1. Foundation and origins

2. Terrorist financing in the twentieth century

3. In the aftermath of 9/11

4. Collective action against terrorist financing

5. Making CFT global

6. Dealing with new payment technologies

7. Islamic State and terrorist finance

8. Conclusion

Copy of book available from Dr Peter Lehr, Room 233 Arts Building