Loretta Napleoni Talks with Rick Steves

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A leading international expert on terrorism, Loretta Napoleoni, tells Rick Steves what she’s learned about ISIS and their battlegrounds in the Middle East.


Listen to the interview here . . .


Loretta Napoleoni is one of the world’s leading experts who “follows the money” in understanding the growth of jihadist terrorism, and consults world leaders on combatting such organizations as Al Qaeda and the Islamic State. She’s written several best selling books on the economics of terrorism, including “Terror Inc.”  and “The Islamist Phoenix.” Her latest book, “Merchants of Men,” focuses on how funds from kidnapping and trafficking in refugees is financing the Islamic State.