INVESTIGATION AND ANALYSIS:
the Evolution of the 'Crime-Terror Nexus'
Luciano Pollichieni, Principal Investigator
The Nexus of Crime and Terror
The criminal acts of modern slavery and human trafficking generate billions of dollars annually. Such illicit industries also provide tactical advantages to terrorist organizations. Through case studies of the Islamic State and Boko Haram, Luciano Pollichieni and Andrew Mumford detail the financial and operational advantages generated through these illegal activities. They offer deeper insight into understanding the relationship between crime and terror.
Geography should be at the centre of research in terrorism studies to help develop an understanding of how people fall victim to enslavement or trafficking by terrorist groups (p. 9)
Islamic State graffiti in the ruins of Sinjar in July of 2019, following war with the Islamic State. Levi Clancy
Luciano Pollichieni & Andrew Mumford (2021): Terrorism, Slavery and the
Evolution of the ‘Crime–Terror Nexus’, The RUSI Journal, DOI: 10.1080/03071847.2021.2016316