Ibrahim Warde is adjunct professor at the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Tufts University (Medford, Massachusetts).
He writes: … The two activities became interchangeable. A new acronym, AML-CFT (“anti-money laundering – combating the financing of terrorism”), was instantly and uncritically adopted, joining two fundamentally different issues. Money laundering is based on crime-for-money; it involves large sums and transforms illegally obtained cash into seemingly legitimate funds. Terrorist financing, by contrast, is a political phenomenon, involving relatively small amounts, and, at least since 9/11, the financing happens outside international banking channels … (full long text).
In the powerful new work, “The Price of Fear”, author Ibrahim Warde exposes the claims that the US is combating the extensive financial networks of the terrorists. His well-supported argument maintains, in fact, that there are no extensive financial networks of which to speak. Terrorism, he finds, is not supported by millions and millions of dollars, and as such is not susceptible to financial peril. As more and more of the rhetoric of the Administration comes to ring hollow, this book demonstrates yet another instance of the present government failing to understand its enemy. (Venture).
Sorry, I can not find any photo of Ibrahim Warde, USA.
He writes also: … In the past decade, Islamic finance has grown at rates exceeding 20% a year. It is now a $200 billion industry, with operations in over 70 countries. This book explains the paradox of a system rooted in the medieval era thriving in the global economy. It traces the evolution of Islamic finance, explores its significance from a historical and comparative perspective, and considers the strategic, marketing, managerial, political, economic, regulatory and cultural challenges faced by Islamic institutions. Based on rigorous academic research as well as considerable empirical work, this authoritative book is set to become an invaluable reference work for all those with an interest in Islamic and Middle Eastern economics, business and finance … (full text).
Read: Security for a New Century, A Study Group Report, March 2005.
Private enterprise is much taken with education, especially universities. In the United States the race to get hold of academic disciplines that bring in the money has already increased conflicts of interest between research and business. Under cover of a ‘marketplace of ideas’, the logic of the market could turn academics into entrepreneurs and endanger the unity of our universities … (full text, 03/06/2004).
Ibrahim Warde exposes the Bush administration’s much ballyhooed, but often duplicitous ‘war on terrorist finances’ which has nabbed few bad guys, ruined many innocents, frozen little hot money and vastly complicated worldwide banking for the greater glory of a burgeoning American bureaucracy. (uc.press.edu).
Read: Die Wirtschaft der amerikanischen Vettern, die Freiheiten im neuen Irak-Business sind bedroht; and Paradoxes de la finance islamique, sept. 2001; and George W Bush: Flight from Reality; and Ce que cache l’affaire Clearstream; and End of the new workplace: smiling serfs of the new economy, March 2002.
Warde exposes the Bush administration’s much ballyhooed, but often duplicitous “war on terrorist finances” which has nabbed few bad guys, ruined many innocents, frozen little hot money and vastly complicated worldwide banking for the greater glory of a burgeoning American bureaucracy. (ibtauris.com, scroll down).
Bustani seminars focus on Mideast, 2007-09-13;
Foreign Languages & Literatures Events Archive, web.mit.edu, 2002;
Combating Terrorist Financing, A Key Aspect of the War on Terrorism.