A significant amount of my research on the convergence of crime and terrorism, involves an analysis of where and how criminal and terrorist groups acquire funding.  Geographic regions of interest are the borderlands of the United States-Mexico, Argentina-Paraguay-Brazil, Kenya-Somalia, and Afghanistan-Pakistan.  Methodologies used by threat groups operating in the borderlands intersect at various points along the supply chains; tactics have included protection rackets, informal taxation and cross border trafficking/smuggling.  Going forward, I will share elements of my analysis in the hopes that I can shed more light on the complex phenomena that is threat finance.


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