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Transnational Organized Crime, Terrorism, and Criminalized States in Latin America

IASC Fellow Douglas Farah examines the emergence of new hybrid (state and nonstate) transnational criminal and terrorist franchises in Latin America, and the threat they pose to U.S. security interests.read more

Convergence: Fixers, Super Fixers and Shadow Facilitators

IASC Senior Fellow Douglas Farah takes you inside the social networks that operate within illicit commodity chains, and their importance to functioning of transnational criminial enterprises in this chapter of the book Convergence: Illicit Networks in the Age of Globalization,  published by the Center for Complex Operations at National Defense University.read more

The End of Erdogan’s Islamization?

by Alex Alexiev

January 18th, 2014

Big-time trials in Turkey are rarely without some kind of political intrigue, but by now it has become clear that the vast corruption scandal involving several dozen people close to the very top of the Turkish power elite, including members of Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s personal coterie, could well end up a watershed event in modern Turkish history. Informed observers generally agree on its significance, but there is a curious silence about the events from the mainstream media and the pinstripes at Foggy Bottom.

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