Organized crime in international affairs

Organized crime in international affairs

Former Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott turned heads earlier this week with his claim that there was a "potential for corruption" in Australia's ruling Liberal Party. We tend to assume that potential stops at the water's edge, and that organized crime is not a strategic actor in international affairs?

Why? And what if that assumption turned out to be false?

These are the questions I address in my new piece for the Australian Institute of International Affairs' Australian Outlook

Panel discussion at ANU with Ramesh Thakur and Roderic Broadhurst - listen here

Panel discussion at ANU with Ramesh Thakur and Roderic Broadhurst - listen here

Listen to my speech at The Lowy Institute

Listen to my speech at The Lowy Institute