for Oil Revenues
Although bitter rivals on the international stage, Saudi Arabia and Iran are advancing similar plans to diversify their economies away from oil, and reduce waste.
Oil revenues and terror funding have a long history. The Fuse speaks with Thomas Sanderson, Director of the Transnational Threats Project at CSIS, on how oil revenues make their way to terrorist groups, and which countries are responsible.
Twice in two years, Libyan oil has been loaded onto tankers and reached the high seas, in spite of protests from the powers that be in Tripoli. In both cases the international community came to the rescue.
In an expanded effort to deprive ISIS of oil revenues, Operation Tidal Wave II is aggressively targeting nearly every part of the group's oil supply chain.
For the western world, the severing of energy imports from dictatorships and corrupt regimes is not only crucial for geopolitical balance, but an essential tool for human rights and democratic reforms worldwide.