Eastern Union

Cottle, Michelle
October 2001
New Republic;10/15/2001, Vol. 225 Issue 16, p24
Discusses the use of hawala, an informal, underground banking network used by South Asian expatriates. Idea that the hawala represents a serious obstacle to the efforts of U.S. President George W. Bush to close off funding for terrorist groups; Information on the anonymity of the system that fosters illegal activities, including money laundering; Comments on the U.S. law enforcement, which is criticized of doing a poor job of understanding how the hawala works.


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