Arresting smugglers is difficult, and doesn’t make migrants less likely to seek out their services.
Smuggling in Uganda’s West Nile region is seen as an act of defiance – a way to make ends meet in the face of perceived state neglect.
The prevailing narrative around migrant smuggling has clouded the public’s understanding of the issue by obfuscating the role smuggling plays in helping refugees gain asylum.
Bilateral and multilateral cooperation is the best way to deal with a growing list of transboundary concerns.
Within already economically perilous border areas, informal cross border trade is even more vulnerable during a pandemic.
Hives that travel by truck, bees paid for their pollination service, adulterated honey, economic theories based on an imaginary social organization…
Sea piracy often grabs the headlines, but it is just one of many symptoms of insecurity at sea.
Stricter policing at the border does not address the root causes of Nigeria’s smuggling issue.
Feeding a simple narrative of piracy without a broader look at other maritime security challenges hinders progress in dealing with it.
Efforts to increase trade within the continent are being undermined from the start
The history of smuggling across the Irish border.
What’s needed is a comprehensive international strategy to combat the illicit trade in antiquities.
Displacing the EU’s border as far as possible from Europe: is this really a solution to mitigate the flow of migrants?
Smuggling, piracy and sanctions-busting are all part of life on the ocean wave.
South Africa is only one piece in a larger puzzle of the heroin trade along the continents east coast.
The heist and free trade are just opposite sides of the same coin.
The tanker hijacking off the Somali coast will not be an isolated incident unless the international community remains engaged to root out piracy.
Given the strict laws governing access to and types of gun allowable in the UK, how do guns get into the hands of criminals?
When reports surface that a drugs syndicate might control an airport’s baggage handlers, it’s time to look at the pressure points for what is a precarious job – and a serious security threat.