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Terrorist Organizations & Terrorism
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Mafias & Organized Crime
Cartels & Drug Trafficking
Cyber Crime & Warfare
Coup d'état
Global Security Issues
last updated 27-Mar-2016
 
 
 

News articles and special reports related to mafias and organized crime. We cover international and national mafia organizations as well as patterns of criminality such as racketeering, kidnaps, prostitution, human trafficking, assassinations and contract killings, large-scale ponzi schemes, large-scale gambling related crimes, and mass scams. The Adverse Private Forces we primarily focus here are mafias, crime lords and dons, and shadow crime groups. Clearly, we find here overlaps here with drug-trafficking activities and cyber crime, so please browse those sections too.

 
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UNDER CONSTRUCTION

The motivation to expand PrivateMilitary.org and include a segment focusing on Adverse Private Forces (APFs) has it origins on a key argument put forward in the book Private Armed Forces and Global Security. The author of the book argues that a dichotomy in the private realm has emerged, whereby PMCs/PSCs legitimately work alongside state forces and multilateral actors deterring or counteracting the predatory advances of APFs. The author further suggests that the emerging and defining conflicts of the 21st century are likely to feature PMCs/PSCs (in partnership with state and multilateral forces) fighting against varied arrays of APFs. The main categories of APFs examined in the book and covered here are terrorist organizations, rebels and insurgents, pirates, mafias, and drug trafficking organizations. Thus, we hope this new segment will become a relevant resource to understand 21st century conflicts.

 

 
 
 

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