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The Political-Criminal Nexus in Russia

When the political establishment collaborates with the criminal underworld, they form a political-criminal nexus (PCN). PCNs undermine state-building, rule of law, and the trust between the state and its citizens that is required for good governance.[1] While the Vory were … Continue reading

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The Vor v Zakone: Soviet Era Organized Crime

Organized crime was radically different during the Soviet era than in the post-Soviet era. Officially, the Communist Party taught that there was no organized crime in the Soviet Union, but in reality, organized crime thrived in the vast networks of … Continue reading

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Politics of Financial Warfare: The Banco Delta Asia Case- Part 1

Setting the Stage: Disproportionate Relations and Unexpected Outcomes The United States of America and North Korea are mismatched opponents.¬† North Korea has less people than the state of California and the 197th lowest GDP in the world, whereas the U.S. … Continue reading

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Deviant Globalization, the new criminal markets of the modern world

Globalization, like most things, is neither purely good nor purely bad, but contains elements of both. ¬†Globalization allowed for increased trade and financial freedom, but companies and states are not the only groups that have benefited.¬† Organized crime has managed … Continue reading

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$ 3 trillion Saudi Corruption & Saudi King Fahd’s Luxuries Life Style

Really interesting video that my professor showed in my underground and informal finance class.

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The Camorra: The Criminal System of Naples

Naples, which has been compared to a third world city, has a GDP of 65% of the Italian national average, an unemployment rate more than double the Italian average, at 22.6%, and the city government is currently bankrupt and in … Continue reading

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