In the News 2002 – 2008

16 December 2008, TraCCC Director Dr. Louise Shelley appeared on television station WUSA9 to discuss the likely rise in sex trafficking in the Washington, DC area during the inauguration celebrations in January 2009. A transcript of the televised piece is available here.

12 December 2008, TraCCC Director Dr. Louise Shelley was quoted on page 5 in a Men’s Journal article on attempts to keep notorious illegal arms dealer Viktor Bout behind bars. The article is accessible here.

5 November 2008, TraCCC Director Dr. Louise Shelley was interviewed by Washington Profile on the characteristics, scale and scope of Russian organized crime. The interview is available in English and Russian.

10 October 2008, TraCCC Director Dr. Louise Shelley was quoted in a Media Global article entitled Corruption Slows Iraqi Progress: UN Agencies Join the Anti-Corruption Battle.

30 September 2008, TraCCC Director Dr. Louise Shelley was the featured expert for a article entitled Human Trafficking, the Second Largest Crime in the World, is Aided by Laundering, Says Anti-Corruption Expert.

12 August 2008, TraCCC Director Dr. Louise Shelley was interviewed by Irina Lagunina of Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty’s Russian service, Svoboda News, concerning the escalating conflict between the Republic of Georgia and the Russian Federation over South Ossetia and Abkhazia.

11 July 2008, Dr. Shelley was quoted in a Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty on-line article entitled Experts Say Human Trafficking a Major Problem in U.S., which detailed a conference in which Dr. Shelley participated as a featured panelist.

April 2008, Dr. Shelley was quoted in a French-language article in the magazine Private Banking. The artice, entitled Le doute a retardement, examines Russian wealth and Russian organized crime.

13 March 2008, Dr. Shelley was quoted in an Economist article entitled Suited and Booted about notorious arms trader Viktor Bout’s arrest in Thailand.

15 February 2008 Interview with TraCCC Founder and Director Dr. Louise Shelley in the George Mason University Gazette.

Jan. 20, Toronto Sun
Enslaved Under the Maple Leaf

17 December 2007 CNN International Interview with Dr. Shelley about the verdict on a domestic human trafficking case in New York.

2 August 2006 Voice of America article on corruption, entitled Experts Say Corruption Hinders Global Economic Development, features statements by Dr. Shelley on the effects of corruption on countries with economies of various sizes.

February 2006 U.S. Department of State E-Journal article by Dr. Shelley entitled The Globalization of Crime and Terror.

12 December 2005 video stream of Kennan Institute Discussion on The Links Between Organized Crime and Terrorism in Eurasian Nuclear Smuggling by Dr. Louise Shelley, TraCCC Founder and Director, and former TraCCC Senior Researcher Dr. Robert Orttung (discussion at the Woodrow Wilson Center for Scholars in Washington, DC)

30 November 2003 Op-Ed in The Washington Post by Dr. Shelley and former TraCCC Georgia Program Director Erik Scott entitled Georgia’s ‘Revolution of Roses’ Can Be Transplanted.

7 April 2002 New York Times article entitled The War on Terrorism Takes Aim at Crime features comments by Dr. Shelley on the links between criminal organizations and terrorist groups.