Is the Drug Trade Really Bank-Rolling Terrorism?

I was really pleased to be interviewed, along with the always outstanding Vanda Felbab-Brown of Brookings and Virginia Comolli of IISS, by Max Daly from Vice News. We were asked to substantiate the┬árumours around narco terrorism. Is the Drug Trade Really Bank-rolling Terrorism? An Iranian police officer stands behind drugs seized from smugglers, in a…

Protecting Politics: Organised Crime’s infiltration into political systems

The Global Initiative teamed up International IDEA and Clingendael to produce a paper series known as ‘Protecting Politics’ which examines the different strategies┬áby which organised crime infiltrates into political systems. With colleagues Marcena Hunter and Adam Rodriques, we were pleased to author and contribute to two of these papers: Deterring the influence of Organised Crime…