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Author Williams, Phil, 1948-

Title Drug trafficking, violence, and instability / Phil Williams, Vanda Felbab-Brown
Published Carlisle, PA : Strategic Studies Institute, U.S. Army War College, [2012]
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Description 1 online resource (xii, 72 pages)
Series SSI monograph
SSI monograph
Contents Fighting the nexus of organized crime and violent conflict while enhancing human security / Vanda Felbab-Brown -- Insurgencies and organized crime / Phil Williams
Summary Although challenges posed by various kinds of violent armed groups initially appear highly diverse and unrelated to one another, in fact they all reflect the increasing connections between security and governance and, in particular, the relationship between poor governance and violent armed groups. In many cases, these groups are overtly challenging the state; in others they are cooperating and colluding with state structures while subtly undermining them; in yet others, the state is a passive bystander while violent armed groups are fighting one another. The mix is different, the combinations vary, and the perpetrators of violence have different motives, methods, and targets. In spite of their divergent forms, violent nonstate actors (VNSAs) share certain qualities and characteristics. These violent armed groups represent a common challenge to national and international security, a challenge that is far greater than the sum of the individual groups, and that is likely to grow rather than diminish over the next several decades. This monograph focuses on the complex relationship between human security, crime, illicit economies, and law enforcement. It also seeks to disentangle the linkages between insurgency on the one hand and drug trafficking and organized crime on the other, suggesting that criminal activities help sustain an insurgency, but also carry certain risks for the insurgency
Notes "April 2012."
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references
Notes Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002. MiAaHDL
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Subject Drug traffic
Organized crime
Political stability
Drug traffic.
Organiserad brottslighet.
Organized crime.
Political stability.
insurgency -- drugs -- illegal trade -- criminality.
Form Electronic book
Author Felbab-Brown, Vanda
Army War College (U.S.). Strategic Studies Institute