Illegal trafficking of all sorts poses grave problems to the international community, and especially to sovereign states as smuggling do not respect neither regulations nor borders. It is even more dangerous when considering that drugs and arms are the most illegally traded goods, therefore undermining the efforts of the international community to ban such traffic.
Countering Arms Smuggling
Ms. Hanna Nykänen analyzes the international initiatives that have been put in place to counter arms smuggling, be it dedicated treaties, cooperation, border controls, etc. The negative impact of illegal arms trade is also explored, linking it to the development of terrorism.
NATO’s Impact On Drug Trafficking
Ms. Kathryn Gudmunson explores the issues linked to drug trafficking, from the case of Afghani poppy producers, to the traffic routes and the demand. This article also details various measures that have been put in place to stop this ille-gal and dangerous trade.
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