The Nexus Between International Organized Crime and Terrorism

Nathan R. Moran, Midwestern State University

This paper assesses the emerging relationship between international terrorism and organized crime. The focus is on existing and developing relationships and the blurring of traditional definitions of both terrorism and organized crime. Specific collusive activities are assessed and their threats to international order are estimated. Difficulties with investigating international crime are discussed and cooperative agreements emphasized as necessary to combat this burgeoning phenomenon.

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