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How the Mob Gets Rich Off of Recessions

Great article from Roberto Saviano, an author I admire a lot, about how economic climates affect crime, something I argue strongly about in posts about Russian Organized Crime. http://www.vice.com/read/how-the-mob-gets-rich-off-of-recessions-0000528-v21n12 The Mafia has always profited from economic crisis. Recessions fill up the … Continue reading

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The Criminal-Terror Nexus, exploring connections between Terrorism and Organized Crime

In recent decades, the connections and similarities between terrorism and organized crime have increasingly grown.  Long time terrorist groups like the FARC in Colombia or the PKK in Turkish Kurdistan have been dedicating more and more time and resources to … Continue reading

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The Medellin Cartel: The politics of Wholesale Cocaine

Fundamentally the Medellin Cartel owes most of its initial success to Carlos Lehder and his innovative cocaine transpiration network.  When Carlos Lehder met marijuana trafficker George Jung in an American prison he realized that cocaine could be smuggled into the … Continue reading

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North Korea’s Drugs, Smugglers and Dealers: A Key to Unlocking the Nuclear State I’m very excited to announce that my article about North Korean criminal activity has been published.  It is based on the research paper I posted here earlier, … Continue reading

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