Chapter 2: Terrorist groups, stood down but still financing?
This chapter serves as an overview of the main terrorist groups that were active in the latter two decades of the twentieth century and their methods of financing, but which are now less active and have disengaged from violence and armed conflict. International terrorism involves complex issues, so it would be oversimplistic to state that this is a historical overview of terrorist groups who have ceased activity. Nonetheless, they are less active, due to their officially engaging in peaceful dialogue, or having been defeated by the governments they were fighting, or having partially or fully achieved their objective(s). It is not an exhaustive coverage of all such terrorist groups – no overview could make such a claim – but it will be useful as background on both terrorist groups and the types of financing activities.
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