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Hawala: criminal haven or vital financial network?

Ballard, Roger

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Abstract

Within days of the 9/11 attacks, American authorities prepared to wage war on terror on both financial and military fronts. As the Taliban fled Kabul in the face of advancing American forces, U.S. Treasury Secretary Paul O'Neill announced he was forging a global alliance through which "we are going to pursue the financiers of terrorism like they've never been pursued before". His target, however, was as shadowy as al-Qaida itself: the informal system of international money transfer known as Hawala.

Document type: Article
Date: 2006
Date Deposited: 23. February 2009
Faculties / Institutes: Organisations / Associations / Foundations > Centre for Applied South Asian Studies (CASAS)
DDC-classification: Economics
Controlled Subjects: Hawala, Internationaler Terrorismus, Finanzierung
Uncontrolled Keywords: Internationaler Zahlungstransfer, Hawala , International Terrorism , Financing International Value Transfer
Subject (classification): Economics
Series: CASAS Online Papers: Hawala / IVTS Networks
Volume: 3

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