Counterterror tools like the policing of financial flows may be limited and heavily politicized, but this does not imply the methods are wholly worthless. All tactics have their limits and can be abused. But more examination of these tools is in order: the flaws, negative side effects and social costs of terror-finance policing have not been adequately reckoned.
Chase Madar is a lawyer in New York. He reviews and reports for the London Review of Books, Le Monde Diplomatique, The American Conservative and CounterPunch.