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House moves to tighten N. Korea sanctions. Will that strengthen US policy? This is a good sign.  These sanctions are similar to the Banco Delta Asia sanctions that I wrote about previously here:      On Thursday the House Foreign … Continue reading

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Politics of Financial Warfare: The Banco Delta Asia Case Part-3

This is part 3 of the series, the first part is here: http://smallcrowdedworld.com/2014/04/24/politics-of-financial-warfare-the-banco-delta-asia-case-part-1/ 2nd: http://smallcrowdedworld.com/2014/04/25/politics-of-financial-warfare-the-banco-delta-asia-case-part-2/ Aftermath of Diplomacy: North Korea’s Continued Nuclear Program By almost any metric the Six Party Talks have been a failure for the U.S. and a success for North … Continue reading

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Politics of Financial Warfare: The Banco Delta Asia Case Part-2

This is part 2 of the series, the first part is here: http://smallcrowdedworld.com/2014/04/24/politics-of-financial-warfare-the-banco-delta-asia-case-part-1/ The Banco Delta Asia Case- Law Enforcement or Sabotage? Kim family finances operate like mafia finances. In order to launder the dirty money, the state uses a series … 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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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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