Monthly intelligence briefing on transnational organised crime from Dr Mary Young. This month's spotlight on Polar regions highlights how transnational organised crime gangs are exploiting the Arctic's vast uninhabited areas and lack of dedicated police officers and criminal intelligence officers for human, drug and weapons trafficking and other illegal activities. It also discusses the US Coast Guard's evolving efforts to tackle such crimes in the Arctic.
The weekly briefing, 17 February 2014
Political and security risk updates from the Open Briefing intelligence unit. Al-Shabaab claims responsibility for car bomb near Mogadishu’s international airport, Student protests turns violent in Venezuela, China and Taiwan hold historic high-level talks, and more.