The Bottom Line Up Front

Mapping out the networks that abuse systems of global trade and finance to sustain and profit from conflict.

Conflict actors must sustain access to financing to maintain their operations. Additionally, the potential for outsiders to profit from conflict can also grow to become a key driver of the conflict itself.

C4ADS identifies the mechanisms that elites use to profit from conflict, revealing the financial interests of conflict actors, and exposing the illicit markets that create or sustain conflict. By illuminating the economic drivers of conflict, we provide actionable information for decisionmakers to build new pathways to peace.