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Attempts to curtail demand by resorting to extrajudicial killings may have popular appeal, but may ultimately serve to consolidate crime groups, raise protection costs and temporarily displace activities to less hostile locations. Damir Sagolj/Reuters

Asia is in the grip of a transnational crime crisis – but governments look away

Organised crime groups are profiting from the fruits of globalisation such as free-trade agreements as well as the massive upgrade of the region’s infrastructure and connectivity now underway.
Nobel Peace Prize winner Juan Manual Santos had promised to end the conflict before the end of 2016, opposition notwithstanding. Jaime Saldarriaga/Reuters

Colombia has a new peace agreement, but will it stick?

The South American nation is poised to end its 52-year civil war after a halting peace process that has used the weapons of both war and democracy.
Mexico often detains Central Americans before they reach the US border, including children, like Kendri Hernandez, 3 (L) and Andri Yovani, 2. Carlos Jasso/Reuters

How the US is outsourcing border enforcement to Mexico

Beyond the challenges posed by President-elect Trump, Mexico has its own issues with border security, 3,000 kilometres to the south.
A protestor holds a sign during a rally against president-elect Donald Trump. Kevork Djansezian/Reuters

November 9 2016: the day the 21st century began

Donald Trump's election represents a new political order that is the culmination of existing developments worldwide. We need to come to grips with this new era.

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