United States of America
Founded in 1839, it is the world’s oldest international human rights organization and the only charity in the United Kingdom to work exclusively against slavery and related abuses. They work at local, national and international levels to eliminate the system of slavery around the world.
Brookings Institution Transnational Security Threats
The Brookings Institution is a nonprofit public policy organization based in Washington, DC. Our mission is to conduct high-quality, independent research and, based on that research, to provide innovative, practical recommendations that advance three broad goals: Strengthen American democracy; Foster the economic and social welfare, security and opportunity of all Americans and Secure a more open, safe, prosperous and cooperative international system. The same global advances in communication, transportation and commerce that lead to economic growth, social exchange and political integration can also be conduits for transnational security threats. Infectious disease, international crime, human trafficking, terrorism and environmental degradation, among others, challenge the international system in the twenty-first century.
Center for Strategic and International Studies Transnational Threats Project
Terror, insurgent, and criminal networks are the focus of the Transnational Threats Project. TNT assesses the nature and impact of these threats through targeted field work and an extensive network of specialists from government, academia, NGOs, and the private sector. TNT’s work is highly valued by intelligence analysts, policymakers, and leaders seeking to understand, prevent, and disrupt transnational threats.
Combating Human Trafficking and Modern-day Slavery.
Polaris Project is a multicultural grassroots organization combating human trafficking and modern-day slavery. Based in the United States and Japan, it provides victim services, conducts advocacy, and supports the anti-trafficking movement.
Drug Enforcement Agency.
The purpose of this Web site is to bring Government and NGOs in the East Asia and Pacific region together to cooperate and learn from each other’s experiences in their efforts to combat human trafficking. This Web site has country-specific information such as national laws and action plans and contact information on useful governmental agencies. It also has a description of NGO activities in different countries and their contact information. This Web site is supported by the U.S. Department of State.
Initiative Against Sexual Trafficking.
The Initiative Against Sexual Trafficking (IAST) is a distinctive partnership of organizations (spearheaded by The Salvation Army National Headquarters) united in their desire to abolish the sexual trafficking of women and children — one of the largest and most destructive routes into slavery in the world today.
International Organization for Migration.
The human rights of migrants deserve greater attention. Trafficked migrants are routinely exploited, mistreated or even killed. Migrant workers often find themselves without protection or recourse, either from their own governments or in the country where they are working. IOM is dedicated to assisting migrants in distress.
INTERPOL- Drugs and Criminal Organizations
INTERPOL’s primary drug-control role is to identify new drug trafficking trends and criminal organizations operating at the international level and to assist all national and international law enforcement bodies concerned with countering the illicit production, trafficking and abuse of drugs.
The INTERPOL Group of Experts on Corruption (IGEC) aims to develop and implement new initiatives to further law enforcement’s efficiency in the fight against corruption. It is a multi-disciplinary group with members from all regions of the world, coordinating and harmonizing different national and regional approaches. Available at: http://www.interpol.int/default.asp
Office of National Drug Control Policy: International.
“While the bulk of our drug control program is based at home, there are elements of an effective drug control program that can only be pursued abroad. Internationally, we and our allies will attack the power and pocketbook of those international criminal and terrorist organizations that threaten our national security.” — White House. Available at: http://www.whitehousedrugpolicy.gov/international/index.html
United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime. See Topics for Drugs, Money laundering, Corruption, etc. Available at: http://www.unodc.org/unodc/index.html
Regional Maritime Security Initiative
The goal of RMSI is to develop a partnership of willing regional nations with varying capabilities and capacities to identify, monitor, and intercept transnational maritime threats under existing international and domestic laws.
Corruption Perceptions Index
Transparency International’s Corruption Perceptions Index (CPI) is the best known of our tools. First launched in 1995, it has been widely credited with putting the issue of corruption on the international policy agenda. The CPI ranks almost 200 countries by their perceived levels of corruption, as determined by expert assessments and opinion surveys.
Dynamic Threat Mitigation: Combating Transnational Threats and Dismantling Illicit Networks–The Role of Corruption Nodes (Bureau of International narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs, U.S. Dept of State 2009)
Facts on International Relations and Security Trends
The FIRST system offers researchers, politicians and the media an authoritative and structured factual reference system on international relations and security trends. It contains high-quality, up-to-date and clearly documented information in areas such as:
- conflicts, arms transfers and military expenditure
- hard facts on states and international organizations
- economic and social statistics
Countries can only be searched individually. You can start searching immediately by choosing a country, one or multiple datasets, and pressing the “Search” button.
Global Corruption Report
Annual Reports from Transparency International.
Global Strategic Assessment 2009: America’s Security Role in a Changing World
(NDU Institute for National Security Studies 2009)
The Institute for National Strategic Studies has identified eight global trends driving tomorrow’s complex security environment. These trends represent challenges and in some cases opportunities for America’s civilian policymakers and military leaders. These trends amount to a paradigm shift and policymakers may increasingly find themselves operating in terra incognita. To shed light on this emerging global environment, the Institute for National Strategic Studies has produced a seminal volume, Global Strategic Assessment, which details these driving trends, assesses them in regional context, and finally, offers a number of pathways for American policymakers to deal with them.
Campaign to Rescue & Restore Victims of Human Trafficking.
U.S. Department of Health & Human Services.
Children and Human Trafficking.
Interpol. The main aim of Interpol is to promote the widest possible mutual assistance between all criminal police authorities. It provides a structured platform for raising awareness, building competence and identifying best practices within law enforcement worldwide. It is a forum for exchanging information on current trends and investigations. Trafficking in human beings is considered one of the top priorities at Interpol.
Drug Policy Alliance
Drug Trafficking & Interdiction; drug policy around the world.
Drugs and Criminal Organizations
Interpol’s primary drug-control role is to identify new drug trafficking trends and criminal organizations operating at the international level and to assist all national and international law enforcement bodies concerned with countering the illicit production, trafficking and abuse of cannabis, cocaine, heroin and synthetic drugs.
Global Trends 2025 A Transformed World
(National Intelligence Council 2008)
Global Trends 2025 is the fourth unclassified report prepared by the National Intelligence Council (NIC) in recent years that takes a long-term view of the future. It offers a fresh look at how key global trends might develop over the next 15 years to influence world events. As with the earlier NIC efforts—such as Mapping The Global Future 2020—the project’s primary goal is to provide US policymakers with a view of how the world developments could evolve, identifying opportunities and potentially negative developments that might warrant policy action. We also hope this paper stimulates a broader discussion of value to educational and policy institutions at home and abroad.
Human Smuggling and Trafficking.
U.S. Department of State.
Office of National Drug Control Policy: International
“While the bulk of our drug control program is based at home, there are elements of an effective drug control program that can only be pursued abroad. Internationally, we and our allies will attack the power and pocketbook of those international criminal and terrorist organizations that threaten our national security.” — White House
Project to Combat Trafficking in Children and Women.
International Labour Organization. Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific. Across South-East Asia millions of people are on the move. For most it is a positive and rewarding experience. However, sub-regional trends toward uninformed and ill-prepared migration have created a dangerous vacuum in which human traffickers are able to exploit migrants, especially children and women. Adult migration, and how to regulate it to the advantage of both the migrants and the sending and receiving countries, is becoming an urgent priority for many ILO member states. Preventing the trafficking and labor exploitation of children and young people is an obligation of ILO members which have ratified Convention 182 on the Worst Forms of Child Labor.
Trafficking in Human Beings.
United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime. The “Global Program against Trafficking in Human Beings” (GPAT) was designed by the UN Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) in collaboration with the UN Interregional Crime and Justice Research Institute (UNICRI) and launched in March 1999. GPAT assists Member States in their efforts to combat trafficking in human beings. It highlights the involvement of organized criminal groups in human trafficking and promotes the development of effective ways of cracking down on perpetrators.
United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime. Drug supply, demand and reduction.
Human Rights Watch is the largest human rights organization based in the United States. Conducts fact-finding investigations into human rights abuses in all regions of the world. Human Rights Watch then publishes those findings in dozens of books and reports every year, generating extensive coverage in local and international media. In moments of crisis, Human Rights Watch provides up-to-the-minute information about conflicts while they are underway.
Illicit [videorecording] : the dark trade
Fitzwilliam, Helen. [Des Moines] : National Geographic Video, 
National Geographic explores the shadowy world of illicit trade, where dangerous multi-billion dollar criminal networks threaten whole sectors of our global economy. This documentary travels the globe to expose the dire consequences of this dirty industry: money laundering, political corruption, and the subversion of entire governments. From knock-off handbags to bootlegged compact discs to fake pharmaceuticals, this program reveals how consumers’ insatiable demand for counterfeit merchandise has given birth to a vast criminal system that must be battled every single day.
HV6252 .I45 2008
The world history of organized crime [videorecording]
Alexander, Scott (Scott M.) [United States] : Distributed by New Video, 
A comprehensive look at the operations of the most infamous outlaw syndicates on earth. Featuring interviews with highly-placed officials and convicted gansters from Russia, Colombia, Sicily, China and India.
HV6441 .W675 2002 VOL. 1-4
Martin Smith. [Alexandria, VA] : PBS Video, 2000. 2 videocassettes (240 min.) : sd., col. ; 1/2 in.
HV5825.F76 PT. 1&2 2000