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The Uralmash Gang- A Case Study of Russian Organized Crime

The Uralmash gang is a good case study because it demonstrates how by adapting to the changing circumstances of the transition, Uralmash was able to overpower the Vory in one of their traditional strongholds and insert themselves into the political … Continue reading

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The Globalization of Russian Organized Crime

Another important trend in Russian organized crime is globalization. Expansion happened quickly after the transition- by 1993 the Russian police claimed that crime groups based in the former Soviet Union conducted business in twenty-nine nations.[1] Different parts of the world … Continue reading

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Is North Korea One Big International Crime Family?

http://www.fletchersecurity.org/#!Is-North-Korea-One-Big-International-Crime-Family/c1okt/49D23918-94C7-4FB2-BF79-2913E1E31F10 Please find my new blog post for the Fletcher Security Review below. North Korea has little in the way of traditional domestic or international economic activity. Since the end of the Cold War and the collapse of the Soviet … 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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Following the Money, the financial tools available to fight Organized Crime

Fighting organized crime and carrying out the “war on drugs” presents several unique challenges to law enforcement.  Many organized crime groups operate in a culture of Omerta, or the virtue of silence.  In this culture, it is prohibited to provide … 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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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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NORTH KOREAN ILLICIT ACTIVITIES: THE BUREAUCRACY OF CRIMINAL PATRONAGE, Part 3

Here is the last part of my paper.  Think of it as a small early Christmas present. Part 1: http://smallcrowdedworld.com/2013/12/13/north-korean-illicit-activites-the-bureacracy-of-criminal-patronage-part-1/ Part 2: http://smallcrowdedworld.com/2013/12/16/north-korean-illicit-activities-the-bureaucracy-of-criminal-patronage-part-2/ Illicit Activities Initiative It is clear that, while necessary, merely reacting to North Korean provocations will not be enough. … Continue reading

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