IDENTIFYING POINTS OF INTERACTION BETWEEN TERRORISM AND ORGANIZED CRIME

Tanja Miloshevska

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ABSTRACT: This article explores the nature of links and identifies the interfacebetween terrorism and organized crime. Researching models discover major relationshipsthat exist between the terrorist and criminal worlds, from strategic cooperation and allianceformations to the complete convergence of motivations. As a result, both criminal andterrorism groups operating in the world today, increasingly exhibit a similar structure, andare often simultaneously engaged in related criminal and political activities. Understandingnexus provide an explanation of the varying dynamics of the post-Cold War securityenvironments as it relates to organized crime and terrorism.The purpose of this paper is to identify points of interaction between terrorism andorganized crime and also to explain the contemporary security threats of terrorism andorganized crime.The paper set out a way to explain the changing nature of security-specifically thethreats of terrorism, organized crime and their convergence as non-traditional challengesthat confronts humankind in the 21st century.

Key words: security threats, terrorism, organized crime, points of interaction, nontraditionalchallenges.


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