Dark Logic: Transnational Criminal Tactics and Global Security

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INDEX
accountability, of authority structures, 6, 7, 32–33, 42, 51, 59–60, 167, 179, 183, 188–189 action-reaction cycle, 168–169, 185
anarchy, 25–31, 167
anti-crime success, 176–177
“anything goes” mentality, 126
arms transfers, illicit, 11, 93–102; causes of, 94; conventional arms, 96–98, 99–101, 102; criminal corruption versus violence, 98–99; criminal-terrorist linkages, 152; dual-use, 25, 92, 96–97; general scope and nature, 93–94; government tolerance of, 169; identity of smugglers, 8; illicit drug and human transfer linkages, 91–92; individual versus state security impacts, 99–102, 131; management challenges, 92–93, 94–95, 169; nuclear arms, 91, 94, 95–96, 98–99, 100, 102; profits, 97; relationship to violence, 53, 101; small arms and light weapons, 100–101; weapons of mass destruction, 63
Aruba, as a criminal state, 36–37
asymmetric power, 42, 50, 100, 163, 174
backfire effects, from transnational organized crime management strategies, 6, 21, 33, 116, 157, 164–167, 172–173
“black hole” states, 24, 36
blurring of legitimate and illegitimate activity, 50, 92
borders, porous or permeable, 21, 22, 30, 33, 35, 98, 117, 135
bribery. See corruption
bureaucracy, bloated, 29, 30, 38, 163, 195
Chinese triads, 68–71; corruption versus violence, 69–70; individual versus state security impacts, 70–71; involvement in migrant labor smuggling, 117; links to other transnational criminal organizations, 67; organizational background, 68–69; preferred tactics, 129
civil society norms, 5, 42, 44, 53, 54, 57, 64– 65, 101–102, 122, 139–140, 173–174, 185, 189, 194
coercive countermeasures, changes in, 127
Cold War, 1, 5, 11–12, 19, 22, 24, 25, 84, 95
Colombian cartels, 72–76; corruption versus violence, 73–75; individual versus state security impacts, 75–76; links to other transnational criminal organizations, 67; organizational background, 71–73; preferred tactics, 129
conflict: caused by arms transfers, 94, 96, 97, 99–100, 101; caused by drug transfers, 112; disconnected from transnational organized crime, 34; ethnic, 23, 101; facilitated by transnational organized crime, 54, 146, 194; facilitating transnational organized crime, 24, 54; link to failing states, 23; link to insecurity, 139–140; low-intensity, 19; not involving states, 146; undeclared, 52
contagion of transnational organized crime, 28, 30, 182, 187

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  • Title Page iii
  • Contents v
  • Illustrations vii
  • Acknowledgments ix
  • 1 - Introduction the Central Question 1
  • 2 - Transnational Organized Crime's Changing Threat 15
  • 3 - Corruption/Violence and Individual/State Security 41
  • 4 - Major Transnational Criminal Organizations 66
  • 5 - Major Transnational Criminal Activities 91
  • 6 - Analysis of Case Patterns 127
  • 7 - Links between Transnational Criminals and Terrorists 145
  • 8 - Conclusion Policy Implications 162
  • Notes 197
  • Bibliography 229
  • Index 251
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