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YPFP DC: Convergence: Terrorism, Insurgency, and Organized Crime Today

June 18, 2013 06:30 pm

Location

Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies
The Nitze Building, Kenney Herter Auditorium 1740 Massachusetts Avenue, NW
20036 Washington
United States

In today's globalized world, we are witnessing the blending of once-discrete national security threats. Terrorist groups are turning to organized crime to finance and sustain their activities. Criminal networks are becoming more powerful, more sophisticated, and more violent, tearing apart societies and threatening state control over its territory. From the Taliban to Hezbollah to al-Qaida in the Islamic Maghreb, the lines between terrorism, insurgency, and crime are blurrier than ever. The U.S. Government is racing to keep pace with the national security threats this convergence presents.

YPFP will host a panel discussion, composed of contributing authors, to mark the release of a new book from the National Defense University Press titled "Convergence: Illicit Networks and National Security in the Age of Globalization." Free copies of the book will be available.

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