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The Big Business Of Cross-Border Crime

Reuters | Posted 09.15.2012 | Business

VIENNA, July 16 (Reuters) - Turnover of cross-border organised crime is about $870 billion a year, more than six times the total of off...

Unholy Alliance: How a US-Russian Partnership Undermines Good Drug Policy

Daniel Wolfe | Posted 08.06.2012 | Politics
Daniel Wolfe

Foreign policy makes unsavory bedfellows, but few instances of bedsharing are more disheartening than that of the U.S. and Russia on the issue of illicit drugs.

Crime Actually Does Pay

Reuters | Posted 06.23.2012 | Business

* Criminal business one of the world's largest - U.N. * Threatens international development goals * Crime groups showing...

2.4 Million People Are Victims Of Human Trafficking

AP | EDITH M. LEDERER | Posted 04.04.2012 | World

UNITED NATIONS -- The U.N. crime-fighting office said Tuesday that 2.4 million people across the globe are victims of human trafficking at any one tim...

Stolen State Money: Trillions Lost Annually, Only Billions Have Been Recovered

Corbin Hiar | Posted 09.24.2011 | World
Corbin Hiar

The uprisings of the Arab spring have brought renewed attention to long-standing accusations that kleptocratic regimes throughout the Middle East have plundered their nations' assets. But recovering those assets remains a daunting challenge.

Antonio Maria Costa, UN Drug money saved banks in global crisis, claims UN advisor

The Observer | Rajeev Syal | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Drugs money worth billions of dollars kept the financial system afloat at the height of the global crisis, the United Nations' drugs and crime tsar ha...

Global Cocaine Trade Moves Into West Africa

GlobalPost.com | Tristan McConnell | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

ACCRA, Ghana -- West Africa is an unlikely center for the international cocaine trade. It is not a producer of the drug nor is it a consumer, as the...

UN gives OK to land, air attacks on Somali pirates

AP | AHMED AL-HAJ | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

UNITED NATIONS — On the same day Somali gunmen seized two more ships, the U.N. Security Council voted unanimously Tuesday to authorize nations t...