Illicit Trafficking and Counterfeiting

Managing Across Boundaries

Illicit Trafficking and Counterfeiting

Illicit trafficking and counterfeiting have become a cancer on the global economic system – one that equally damages both the public good and private profit. MAB addresses these issues by pinpointing public-private partnerships to solve national and international trafficking concerns.

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Research and Analysis

April 22, 2015

Did you know that when you “google” something you only access a fraction of the World Wide Web? Indeed, commercial search engines only scratch the surface, about 5 percent, of the web. The rest of the virtual world, called the deep web, is largely inaccessible to the average Joe and consists of databases, emails, social media and chat forums.

October 20, 2014 | EXPERT: Ariella Knight

Summer came to a bloody end with reports that up to 750 migrants heading to Europe perished on the Mediterranean Sea in mid-September. The record-breaking immigration numbers — this year so far, 130,000 illegal immigrants have reached Europe and 2,800 have died trying — illustrate a humanitarian and migration crisis of unprecedented proportions for the European Union (EU).

November 13, 2013 | EXPERT: Brian Finlay

Along with honoring retired Admiral James G. Stavridis and the Nokia Corporation, this year's Pragmatist + Idealist Awards will feature the work of Stimson's Managing Across Boundaries Initiative.

September 26, 2012 | EXPERT: Rupert Herbert-Burns

Multiple sources of insecurity afflict many of the countries that rim the Indian Ocean. These challenges include simmering conflicts between Persian Gulf states; terrorism in Pakistan, Sri Lanka, India, and Saudi Arabia; insurgency in Yemen and Iraq; state failure, civil war, and famine in Somalia; high-volume trafficking of drugs from Afghanistan via Pakistan and Iran; and piracy and armed robbery at sea.

February 23, 2012 | EXPERT: Brian Finlay , EXPERT: Matthew Leatherman

Managing Across Boundaries Director Brian Finlay and

February 22, 2011 | EXPERT: Brian Finlay

The deadly implications of counterfeit drugs are well understood to be a central challenge to the integrity of public health systems around the globe, as well as a direct threat to our individual health and welfare.
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