With a broad international effort underway to degrade and defeat the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), David S. Cohen outlined the United States’ strategy to undermine the organization’s financial foundation. He discussed the terrorist financing challenge posed by ISIL, the group’s sources of revenue, and explained how the Treasury Department, together with its counterparts across the U.S. government and its international partners, is working to address the threat.
David S. Cohen
David S. Cohen was confirmed by the United States Senate to serve as the Treasury Department’s under secretary for terrorism and financial intelligence on June 30, 2011. Cohen leads the Treasury Department’s policy, enforcement, regulatory, and intelligence functions aimed at identifying and disrupting the lines of financial support to international terrorist organizations, proliferators of weapons of mass destruction, narcotics traffickers, and other illicit actors posing a threat to U.S. national security.
Marwan Muasher is vice president for studies at Carnegie, where he oversees research in Washington and Beirut on the Middle East. Muasher served as foreign minister (2002–2004) and deputy prime minister (2004–2005) of Jordan, and his career has spanned the areas of diplomacy, development, civil society, and communications.