Written by: GEES The Strategic Studies Group (GEES), a nonprofit-making organization was founded in 1988. It focuses on analyzing the political, strategic, military, economic, technological and industrial aspects of ideas and strategies both on the national and international levels (through Eurasian Review).
When we refer to terrorism financing, we refer to the way in which terrorists sustain themselves, their operations and their day to day, economically, through monetary and financial instruments of any kind.
By Ignacio F. Ibáñez Ferrándiz
The fight against terrorism financing is one of the most important tools that the international community can use to prevent terrorist acts. Financing to terrorism is like water to humans: without it, it is impossible to thrive. Even if we do not succeed in completely cutting off the flow of money because of the multiple and complex options available to terrorists, if we are able to limit terrorist funding in order to pressure them into making mistakes the efforts of police and intelligence authorities, or military authorities in conflict zones, will be fruitful. If one is thirsty, his thoughts become clouded with the pressing need to survive. Terrorists are the fiercest enemies of liberty and civilian life, values, and principles that are the foundation of open societies, and that is why in this case, more than ever, the Spanish saying “To the enemy, not even water” should resonate.