COOPERATION AND CREATING STRATEGIC ALLIANCES BETWEEN TERRORISM AND TRANSNATIONAL ORGANIZED CRIME

Tanja Miloshevska

Abstract


Agenda concerning terrorism, which is associated with transnational orga-nized crime groups, are constantly expanding. Most of the activities that terrorist groups must participate in order to achieve their goals are criminal, while in some ca-ses criminal activity is used strategically as part of the mechanism to finance terrorist organizations. Interaction between terrorism and transnational organized crime is be-coming deeper and more complex. This paper identifies three main models of criminal / terrorist interface: Inter-action - alliances to achieve mutual profit; discreet involvement of terrorist groups in organized crime by eliminating the middleman but maintaining the ideological conven-tions of their strategy and replacement of ideology with a profit as the main motive for action. In this paper, we analyse one part of the terrorist - criminal spectrum - the per-manent / regular cooperation, sharing objectives and the formation of strategic allian-ces between terrorist groups and transnational criminal organizations.


Keywords: TERRORISM, TRANSNATIONAL ORGANIZED CRIME, NEXUS, AND ALLIANCES.


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