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Drug trafficking and international security, Paul Rexton Kan

Drug trafficking and international security, Paul Rexton Kan
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
index present
Literary Form
non fiction
Main title
Drug trafficking and international security
Nature of contents
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Responsibility statement
Paul Rexton Kan
Series statement
Peace and security in the 21st century
Global drug trafficking intersects with a vast array of international security issues ranging from war and terrorism to migration and state stability. More than just another item on the international security agenda, drug trafficking in fact exacerbates threats to national and international security. In this light, the book argues that global drug trafficking should not be treated as one international security issue among many. Rather, due to the unique nature of the trade, illegal drugs have made key threats to national and international security more complex, durable, and acute. Each chapter examines how drug trafficking affects a particular security issue, such as rogue nations, weak and failing states, protracted intrastate conflicts, terrorism, transnational crime, public health, and cyber security. While some texts see drug trafficking as an international threat in itself, others place it under the topic of transnational organized crime, arguing that the threats emanate from criminal groups. This book, on the other hand, provides a thorough understanding of how a vast array of threats to international security are exacerbated by drug trafficking"--The publisher
Table Of Contents
The scope and scale of the issue -- Patterns of international drug trafficking -- Narco-states -- Fragile states -- Intrastate conflict and terrorism -- Transnational organized crime -- Human security and global health -- Cyberspace and cybersecurity -- Ways forward
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