On corruption, crime and terrorism

  • 09 Jun. 2017 -
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  • Last updated: 19 Jul. 2017 17:09

At a book talk at NATO Headquarters on 9 June 2017, Dr Louise Shelley – a Professor at George Mason University, a well-known researcher and a leading expert on the relationship among terrorism, organised crime and corruption as well as human trafficking, transnational crime and terrorism – presented and discussed her thoughts on her recent work “Dirty Entanglements: Corruption, Crime and Terrorism”.

NATO Book Talk Dirty Entanglements: Corruption, Crime, and Terrorism by Dr. Louise I. Shelley.

She argues that corruption, crime and terrorism are undoubtedly entangled and have clear implications for global peace and security – and moreover stresses that these problems concern all countries, not just fragile states and the less developed world. With a scientific approach and extensive reading references and information, Louise Shelley demonstrates a clear and present interrelation among these three phenomena and their impact on global peace and security.

Other participants in the discussion included Dr Juliette Bird of NATO’s Counter-Terrorism Section, LtCol Sebastian Grumer of NATO’s International Military Staff, Policy & Capabilities Division, Strategic Issues Team, and Dr Susan Pond, who heads up NATO’s Building Integrity Initiative.

This event, which was a part of NATO’s effort to promote good governance, transparency and accountability, coincided with International Archive Day.