Counter Threat Finance for Strategic Competition

Counter threat finance could be used to tackle the activities of malign states. Courtesy of monticellllo/Adobe Stock

An exploration of the use of counter threat finance to address state adversaries.

In strategic competition, malign state and non-state actor networks pose significant threats to key national security interests. To understand and combat these networks, counter threat finance, a tool historically used to address narcotics and terrorist financing, can be applied against state actors who use money to gain influence and increase power. Kevin D Stringer, Madison Urban and Andrew Mackay argue for expanding the authority and application of counter threat finance to address state adversaries, and highlight how this is an integral element of a nascent whole-of-nation economic statecraft strategy and an essential step towards gaining the edge in strategic competition.

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Kevin D Stringer

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Andrew Mackay

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