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This PfPC Policy Brief is available now.

The converging worlds of terrorism, crime and corruption and how law enforcement plays a crucial link are the central topic of the latest Policy Brief released by the Partnership for Peace Consortium Feb. 26.

“Convergence of Crime, Terror and Corruption: Policy Recommendations” is the second in a series papers released by the PfPC. The three-page policy brief talks about the convergence as a “growing threat to global security” and outlines five recommendations for those reading the paper.

“Unless strategies are adjusted, including better integration of law enforcement professionals into the matrix of solutions, countering hybrid networks will fail,” according to the policy brief. The briefing is based on a presentation made in late 2013 by Dr. Elena Kovalova, professor of national security studies for National Defense University in Washington, D.C. She is also a member of the PfPC’s Combating Terrorism Working Group.

“Our latest policy brief expresses the belief many have about this vortex: that trying to combat them individually is a failed plan. However, understanding that there is convergence; that multiple resources across multiple agencies are needed to better defeat this enemy is a plan for success,” said Dr. Raphael Perl, director of the Partnership of Peace Consortium.

Click to get this policy brief here or visit the PfPC web site for other policy briefs and publications, including the quarterly journal Connections. The brief will be available in Russian on a later date.

The Partnership for Peace Consortium of Defense Academies and Security Studies Institutes was established in 1998 and its operations staff is located in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany. With nine working groups, the PfPC links more than 800 defense academies and security studies institutes in 59 countries in Europe and Eurasia. The PfPC brings together decision makers from military and political centers of government along with leaders of acadamia and industry.

The PfPC’s senior advisory council is chaired by retired Army Lt. Gen. Keith W. Dayton, director of the Marshall Center, Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany. The mission of the Marshall Center is to create a more stable security environment by advancing democratic institutions and relationships, especially in the field of defense; promoting active, peaceful security cooperation; and enhancing enduring partnerships among the nations of North America, Europe and Eurasia.