Terrorism: Commentary on Security Documents: Volume 105: Narco-Terrorism

ISBN : 9780195398106

Kristen Boon; Aziz Huq; Douglas C. Lovelace, Jr.
732 ページ
182 x 262 mm

Volume 105 of Terrorism: Commentary on Security Documents ("Narco-Terrorism") brings researchers up to date on U.S. and international efforts to stem terrorism related to drug trafficking. In the pages of this volume, readers will find both legal documents from criminal cases against narco-terrorists and governmental reports on how to approach the problem on a broader level. After showing recent trends in combating narco-terrorism globally, Volume 105 focuses on the rising drug crises in Colombia and Afghanistan. Researchers will find in this volume not just U.S. agencies' major reports on international drug-trafficking but also similarly comprehensive reports from international organizations, from NGOs to the U.N. These reports place a particular focus on the connection between terrorist activity and the global narcotics trade. The section on Colombia, while updating readers on the international struggle with that country's drug cartels, also includes an analysis of the political, diplomatic, and economic challenges in intervening there. The Afghanistan portion of the volume shows how the U.S. has tried to confront the heroin trade that has funded the Taliban there, including an example of how the U. S. government has used criminal prosecutions domestically to curb that trade.


1. International Drug Control Policy, Liana Sun Wyler, CRS Report, February 9, 2009
2. Target America: Traffickers, Terrorists and Your Kids, National Symposium on Narco-Terrorism U.S. Department of Justice, Drug Enforcement Administration, December 4, 2001
3. Terrorism and Organized Crime: Frank Bovenkerk and Bashir Abou Chakra, U.N. Office on Drugs and Crime: Forum on Crime and Society, December 2004
4. Drugs, Crime and Violence: The Microlevel Effect International Narcotics Control Board, 2003
5. Illicit Drugs and Economic Development, International Narcotics Control Board, 2002
6. Narco-Terrorism: International Drug Trafficking and Terrorism-A Dangerous Mix. Statement of Steven W. Casteel Before the Senate Committee on the Judiciary, May 20, 2003
7. Drugs, Crime and Terrorist Financing: Breaking the Links, Antonio Mario Costa Conference on Combating Terrorist Financing, United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime, November 9, 2005
8. Drug Control: Better Coordination with the Department of Homeland Security and an Updated Accountability Framework Can Further Enhance DEA's Efforts to Meet Post-9/11 Responsibilities: GAO Report GAO-09-63, March 2009
1. A Report for Congress on U nited States Policy Towards Colombia and Other Related Issues: U.S. Department of State, February 3, 2003
2. Aid to Colombia: The European Role in the Fight Against Narco-Terrorism: Hearing Before the Subcommittee on Western Hemisphere of Committee on International Relations, House of Representatives, November 18, 2004
3. U.S.-Colombia Relations Testimony of Charles S. Shapiro before the House Foreign Affairs Committee, Subcommittee on the Western Hemisphere, April 24, 2007
4. Plan Colombia: Drug Reduction Goals Were Not Fully Met But Security Has Improved
U.S. Agencies Need More Detailed Plans for Reducing Assistance: GAO Report to the Honorable Joseph R. Biden, GAO-09-71, October 2008
1. Afghanistan: Drugs and Terrorism and U.S. Security Policy: Hearing Before the House Committee on International Relations, February 12, 2004
2. Afghanistan: Narcotics and U.S. Policy: Christopher M. Blanchard, CRS Report 32686, December 7, 2004
3. U.S. Counter Narcotics Policy in Afghanistan: Time for Leadership: Hearing Before the House Committee on International Relations, Serial No. 109-17, March 17, 2005
4. Afghanistan on the Brink: Where Do We Go From Here? Hearing Before the House Committee on Foreign Affairs, House of Representatives, Serial No. 110-13, February 15, 2007
5. United States v. Haji Juma: SDNY, Indictment: Case No. S1 08 Cr. 621, April 21, 2009


Doug Lovelace is the Director of the Strategic Studies Institute at the US Army War College. Earlier in his military career, he worked on national security directives. He holds an MBA degree from Embry Riddle Aeronautical University and a JD from Widener School of Law.; Kristen E Boon is Director of International Programs at Seton Hall University School of Law. Her writings have appeared in the Vanderbilt Journal of Transnational Law and the New York University Journal of International Law. A former clerk to the Supreme Court of Canada's Justice Ian Binnie, she holds an M.A. in Political Science from McGill University and a J.D. from New York University School of Law.; Aziz Huq teaches at the University of Chicago Law School and was recently Director of the Liberty and National Security Project at NYU Law School's Brennan Center. He previously clerked for U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg and served as Senior Consultant Analyst for the International Crisis Group.