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BEYOND MURDER STATISTICS: UNDERSTANDING THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN GANGS, DRUG TRADE AND VIOLENCE IN EL SALVADOR

Posted: February 2, 2012 at 5:50 pm, Last Updated: September 7, 2012 at 1:54 am

Author: Nazia Hussain, PhD Candidate, George Mason University, School of Public Policy ‘The system rejects us. They just want to lock the gang members up. But we are just people. We do God’s will.’  (an 18-year-old gang member in San Salvador) El Salvador is a nation of just 6 million people. However, it has one […]

Law and disorder: Corrupt practices by lawyers in Russia

Posted: January 18, 2012 at 2:54 pm, Last Updated: September 7, 2012 at 1:55 am

Author: Aaron Beitman, PhD Student,  University of Minnesota-Twin Cities, Department of Political Science Corruption, according to many sources, can be understood as the abuse of public office for private gain.  Despite the good intentions of politicians, government employees, the private sector, and civil society, corruption has remained frustratingly resilient in many countries.  In Russia, corruption […]

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Drug Dealers, Drug Lords, and Drug Warriors-cum-Traffickers: Drug Crime and the Narcotic Market in Tajikistan

Posted: January 12, 2012 at 7:58 pm, Last Updated: September 7, 2012 at 1:55 am

Latypov, Alisher.(2011). Drug Dealers, Drug Lords, and Drug Warriors-cum-Traffickers: Drug Crime and the Narcotic Market in Tajikistan ((translated and summarized by T. Dempsey).Vilnius: Eurasian Harm Reduction Network. (Updated Russian) Summary: Much of the specialist literature and reports of international law enforcement organizations on drug trafficking in Central Asia have tended to focus on the direction of drug flows […]

Typhoon Washi in the Philippines Increases Opportunities for Organized Crime and Terrorism

Posted: January 5, 2012 at 4:28 pm, Last Updated: September 7, 2012 at 1:55 am

 Author: Andrew Guth,  PhD Candidate, George Mason University, School of Public Policy Typhoon Washi devastated the Southern Philippines last month – especially Cagayan de Ora in the northern central region of Mindanao.  The Red Cross has confirmed 652 deaths and over 800 still missing.  Additionally, the Department of Social Welfare (DSWD) of the Philippines reported at […]

Possibilities for Illicit Trafficking in the Wake of Troop Withdrawal from Afghanistan: A Regional Problem

Posted: December 13, 2011 at 6:59 pm, Last Updated: September 7, 2012 at 1:55 am

 Author: Nazia Hussain,  PhD Candidate, George Mason University, School of Public Policy When one states an idea too many times, it loses its significance, even if it holds true. The same could be argued for the fact that the failure of Afghanistan as a state holds ramifications for the region and the rest of the world. […]

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Perspectives on illicit drugs in Russia

Posted: December 5, 2011 at 4:11 pm, Last Updated: September 7, 2012 at 1:55 am

Author: Aaron Beitman, PhD Student,  University of Minnesota-Twin Cities, Department of Political Science In recent years, Russia has faced a growing drug problem within its borders. Drug abuse rates have been much higher than those in Europe and drug trafficking remains a highly lucrative enterprise. For years TraCCC has engaged in research efforts to better understand […]