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Organized Crime and its Role in Contemporary Conflict
March 26, 2019

Author: The Global Initiative Against Transnational Organized Crime
Publication Date: September 2018

Summary: This brief aims to contribute to the basis of evidence for ongoing debates over the complex connections between criminal markets and conflict actors, organized-criminal groups and their use of violence in conflict settings. It presents a thorough analysis of the content of the UN Security Council (UNSC) resolutions from 2000 to 2017, according to references made within the resolutions to forms of organized crime. Security Council resolutions provide a comprehensive overview of major threats to global peace and security and so provide a rich documentary resource for analysis and an indicator of the dynamics of contemporary conflict. It is an indicator that is wide-ranging, both in terms of global scope and in reflecting conflict trends over time.

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