ISIS's funding sources

Joseph Hamada

Studenteropgave: Basisprojekt


This project seeks to understand the underlying financial system of the
undisputed richest terror organization in the world, ISIS. By conducting
interviews with Syrian locals who have been very close to the terror
organization, and are experts on the topic. We were able to gain knowledge that
would otherwise be very difficult to gather due to the restrictions on this field.
We have chosen to look at international media houses from around the world, in
order to gain insight on the media's perspective of the issue. We have chosen
large locations that have ties with ISIS, including; USA, Russia, UK, Germany and
the Middle East. We then used this knowledge that we gained through our
analysis and compared it to what we found out in our interviews. We then
created a model of the financial system, which shows how ISIS is organizing its
finances. We have a gap in knowledge here, which we seek to fill, this gap is how
ISIS are able to organize the diverse funding sources they control. What is it that
enables ISIS to be so successful in terms of diversification of their funding
sources? How is it that their financial system, which we have created a model for,
is contributing to this diversification?
This project is trying to give an understanding of how the diversification of ISIS
funding sources have made the wealthiest terror organization in the world
capable of maintaining and strengthen their position in the areas under their

UddannelserBasis - Samfundsvidenskabelig Bacheloruddannelse, (Bachelor uddannelse) Bachelor
Udgivelsesdato5 maj 2016
Antal sider65