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Title An economic analysis of the financial records of al-Qa'ida in Iraq / Benjamin Bahney [and others].

Imprint Santa Monica, CA : RAND, 2010.


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Description 1 online resource (xxii, 92 pages) : color illustrations, color maps
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computer c rdamedia
online resource cr rdacarrier
text file PDF rda
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references.
Contents Ch. 1. Introduction -- ch. 2. AQI and the political and economic environment in Anbar Province -- ch. 3. Auditing al-Qa'ida in Iraq -- ch. 4. The economics of AQI's compensation -- ch. 5. The flow of expenditures and the pace of attacks -- ch. 6. Implications -- Appendix A. Anbar Province -- Appendix B. Time line of events in Anbar Province.
Note Print version record.
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.
Subject Qaida (Organization) -- Finance.
Qaida (Organization) (OCoLC)fst00763708
Terrorism -- Iraq -- Finance.
Terrorism -- Finance.
POLITICAL SCIENCE -- Political Freedom & Security -- Terrorism.
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS -- Economics -- General.
Finance. (OCoLC)fst00924349
Terrorism -- Finance. (OCoLC)fst01148106
Iraq. (OCoLC)fst01205757
Social Welfare & Social Work.
Social Sciences.
Criminology, Penology & Juvenile Delinquency.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Electronic books.
Added Author Bahney, Benjamin.
National Defense Research Institute (U.S.)
Rand Corporation.
Other Form: Print version: Economic analysis of the financial records of al-Qa'ida in Iraq. Santa Monica, CA : RAND, 2010 9780833050397 (DLC) 2010028999 (OCoLC)648148189
ISBN 9780833051622 (electronic bk.)
0833051628 (electronic bk.)
9780833050526 (electronic bk.)
0833050524 (electronic bk.)
Report No. RAND/MG-1026-OSD
Standard No. AU@ 000048805559
AU@ 000054177926
DEBBG BV043072001
DEBBG BV044151519
DEBSZ 396966039
DEBSZ 421625147
GBVCP 100865552X
HEBIS 286054736
NZ1 14169775

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