On Wednesday April 7, the International Centre for Counter-Terrorism (ICCT) hosted an online Live Briefing. The Live Briefing was about Small Arms and Light Weapons (SALW) as a source of terrorism financing.
This Live Briefing, hosted by Tanya Mehra, presented the main findings of ICCT’s year-long research project on SALW as a source of terrorism financing. Tanya Mehra, Dr. Colin Clarke and Méryl Demuynck considered the main implications of the possession, acquisition and use of SALW by violent extremist organisations in respectively the Middle East and West-Africa.
They were joined by Nils Duquet, a leading expert on arms controls, to discuss the various direct and indirect ways through which terrorists are ‘Cashing in on Guns’, and reflected on the possible role of DDR programmes as well as the short and long-term implications this has for Europe.
- Tanya Mehra- senior researcher and project lead at ICCT The Hague
- Dr. Colin Clarke- director of policy and research at the Soufan Group
- Méryl Demuynck- researcher at ICCT The Hague
- Nils Duquet- director at the Flemish Peace Institute
- The Use of Small Arms and Light Weapons by Terrorist Organisations as a Source of Finance