UNHOLY ALLIANCE: LINKS BETWEEN EXTREMISM AND ILLICIT TRADE IN EAST AFRICA published by Counter Extremism Project is authored by Sir Ivor Roberts, former British diplomat. It investigates how extremist and terrorist organizations are financed by illicit trade in East Africa. It also examines how such organizations contribute to associated activities. The Report falls into seven sections, which provide a definition of illicit trade and activities, relationship to violent extremism, patterns of such activities in East Africa, and contribution of extremist groups, especially illicit trade in ivory, tobacco, and prohibited weapons. It provides recommendations to enhance stability across the region and counter this double menace.