Accession Number : ADA546474


Title :   A Comprehensive Approach to Combating Illicit Trafficking


Descriptive Note : Monograph


Corporate Author : INSTITUTE FOR FOREIGN POLICY ANALYSIS INC CAMBRIDGE MA


Full Text : http://www.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a546474.pdf


Report Date : Jun 2010


Pagination or Media Count : 203


Abstract : Responsible for more than $300 billion per year in trade and comprising a wide variety of products shipped over a complex web of interlocking transport routes, illicit trafficking constitutes a major security challenge that no single country or anti-trafficking organization could possibly manage alone. Indeed, the cross-border and transnational nature of the trade, combined with its diversity and the increasing agility and technological sophistication of the traffickers involved, demands a multilateral and multidimensional response from those who hope to combat it. An effective response, moreover, will require much closer coordination between the public and private sectors than exists today, as well as sturdier partnerships between and among the many national, regional, and international agencies - including a host of intergovernmental organizations (IGOs) - now charged with responsibility for one or another dimension of the illicit trafficking challenge. Indeed, pooling the expertise and resources of all the relevant stakeholders in support of an overarching comprehensive approach that leverages their collective capabilities is arguably the only way to make serious progress toward anti-trafficking goals.


Descriptors :   *INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS , *SMUGGLING , CRIMES , INTERNATIONAL TRADE , COOPERATION


Subject Categories : Government and Political Science
      Sociology and Law


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE