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.