Jihadology Podcast: Reality of The Islamic State's Finances and Economy

By Aaron Y. Zelin
Tuesday, December 15, 2015, 1:45 PM

Aymenn al-Tamimi comes on the show for an in-depth discussion of the Islamic State’s finances and economic situation. Some of the topics covered include:

  • IS funding prior to 2013
  • How IS funding compares to AQ
  • Current funding streams, particularly those that are less well known
  • Evolution of IS’ economy in the past year and a half
  • Potential for IS to export its economic model to its provinces outside Iraq and Syria
  • Sustainability of IS finances and its near to medium-term trajectory


After the interview we have an updated #SocialMedia segment covering postings from December 8-14. Thanks to Raihan Kadir, Kaspars Gasuns, and Haakon Jahr for supporting the show. If you’d like to help support the podcast, and get some cool rewards,

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