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YPFP DC: Convergence: Terrorism, Insurgency, and Organized Crime Today
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.
WANT TO LEARN MORE?
- “Convergence: Illicit Networks and National Security in the Age of Globalization”
- White House “Strategy to Combat Transnational Organized Crime”
- “Mafia States”, Moises Naim
- Video: Misha Glenny investigates global crime networks (TED)
- Video: James Stravridis: A Navy Admiral’s Thoughts on Global Security (TED)
- New York Times: “Beirut Bank Seen as a Hub of Hezbollah’s Financing”