From the IISS website:
The struggle for power between states and criminal entities is a real one. New research conducted by Dr James Cockayne using unpublished government documents and mafia memoirs sheds light on political-criminal collaboration, and indicates that those links – once embodied by the activities of the Sicilian mafia in twentieth-century New York – are very much alive and thriving today. From Mexico to Central Asia to Russia to West Africa, states and organised criminals compete in a ‘market for government’, and not only states, but also some criminal groups, make war.
I am greatly looking forward to this discussion, moderated by Virginia Comolli , with a response from Bianca Jinga, a Governance Adviser at the UK Department for International Development. For more details and to register click here.