The Rise of Transnational Russian-Speaking Organized Crime
Transnational Russian-Speaking Organized Crime is a growing scourge for the whole of Europe. Taking advantage of its unique “assets,” it also exploits eased border controls, new technologies, and legal loopholes. As such, it is difficult to combat with only isolated successes having been scored amid a lack of sustained and coordinated strategies between European countries and agencies. If it is to be prevented from flourishing further, more concrete steps need to be taken to combat its rise.
A Balancing Act: the 16+1 Cooperation Framework
Since 2012, the 16+1 Cooperation Framework (hereby 16+1) has been the focal point of relations between China and Central Eastern Europe (CEE). However, this initiative is marked by various asymmetries […]
Organized Crime in Foreign Policy
Transnational organized crime is part and parcel of the modern, globalized economy. The black market has irrefutable influence over both economic and political structures. It corrodes, corrupts, and coopts the […]