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Organised crime and terrorism Part IV: Setting examples: Violence as communication in Mexico’s Cartel War

February 19, 2016

This is the fourth, and final, piece in Strife’s four-part series exploring the relationship between organised crime and terrorism in a 21st century security environment. The first, second, and third parts can be found here, here, and here, respectively. By: Joe Atkins Too often, some conflicts attract attention only when something abnormally brutal happens. This occurred … Continue reading “Organised crime and terrorism Part IV: Setting examples: Violence as communication in Mexico’s Cartel War”


Organised crime and terrorism Part III: Letters from Dubai: D-Company’ and the ‘93 Mumbai terror attacks

February 18, 2016

This is the third piece in Strife’s four-part series exploring the relationship between organised crime and terrorism in a 21st century security environment. The first and second parts can be found here and here, respectively. By: Andrea Varsori Rags-to-riches criminal overlords do not normally lack ambition; yet, most of them do not aim to claim … Continue reading “Organised crime and terrorism Part III: Letters from Dubai: D-Company’ and the ‘93 Mumbai terror attacks”


Organised crime and terrorism Part I: Godfathers and bombs – organised crime and terrorist tactics

February 15, 2016

This introductory piece is the first in a four-part series exploring the relationship between organised crime and terrorism in a 21st century security environment.  By: Andrea Varsori The general understanding of how criminal organisations work implies that the leaders of those groups are mostly discreet, business-minded folks[1]. After all, criminal organisations have one, big task … Continue reading “Organised crime and terrorism Part I: Godfathers and bombs – organised crime and terrorist tactics”


CSD2014 Conference ‘Organised Crime in Conflict Zones’

February 27, 2014

     CSD2014 Conference ‘Organised Crime in Conflict Zones’  The CSD2014 Conference ‘Organised Crime in Conflict Zones’ will take place on the 6th of March, 2014. Organised by postgraduate students from the Conflict, Security and Development (CSD) programme at King’s College London (KCL) and supported by the War Studies Department, the conference will be held … Continue reading “CSD2014 Conference ‘Organised Crime in Conflict Zones’”


CSD2014 Conference ‘Organised Crime in Conflict Zones’

January 30, 2014

     CSD2014 Conference ‘Organised Crime in Conflict Zones’  The CSD2014 Conference ‘Organised Crime in Conflict Zones’ will take place on the 6th of March, 2014. Organised by postgraduate students from the Conflict, Security and Development (CSD) programme at King’s College London (KCL) and supported by the War Studies Department, the conference will be held … Continue reading “CSD2014 Conference ‘Organised Crime in Conflict Zones’”


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