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dc.contributor.advisorKempton, Danielen_US
dc.contributor.authorGreen, Kathryn M.en_US
dc.date.accessioned2015-10-01T16:15:13Z
dc.date.available2015-10-01T16:15:13Z
dc.date.issued2011
dc.identifier.urihttp://commons.lib.niu.edu/handle/10843/13920
dc.description.abstractSwitzerland has long been notorious for its acceptance of large, sometimes nefarious banking clients. However, in a world increasingly plagued by multi-millionaire terrorist organizations, that target large numbers of innocent civilians, Switzerland's guaranteed banking secrecy is increasingly called into question. Terrorist financing is one area in which relatively little progress has been made since the September 11 attacks. Terrorist financial networks continue to thrive, funding acts of violence. In the Patriot Act, the United States gave itself increased abilities to follow these financial transactions overseas. Yet it still does not make full use of these new powers. This study examines the funding structure of terrorist organizations. It then assesses the abilities of the United States to neutralize these financial assets. Finally the author assesses whether the United States is utilizing these tools to engage its ally Switzerland in substantially limiting or eliminating terrorist financial action within its borders.en_US
dc.format.extent19 pagesen_US
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.publisherNorthern Illinois Universityen_US
dc.rightsNIU theses are protected by copyright. They may be viewed from Huskie Commons for any purpose, but reproduction or distribution in any format is prohibited without the written permission of the authors.en_US
dc.subjectpolitical scienceen_US
dc.subjectUnited Statesen_US
dc.subjectSwitzerlanden_US
dc.subjectU.S.en_US
dc.subjectterroristsen_US
dc.titleU.S.-Swiss Relations: Is the United States fighting terrorist financing operations in Switzerland to the exten of its power?en_US
dc.type.genreDissertation/Thesisen_US
dc.typeTexten_US
dc.contributor.departmentDepartment of Political Scienceen_US
dc.description.degreeB.A. (Bachelor of Arts)en_US


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