From the 70 year old “War on Drugs”, to the more recent “War on Human Smuggling”, politicians use militarised responses to look decisive on crime.
The deployment of armies, navies, military assets and militarised approaches can send a powerful message but have produced mixed results. This debate, co hosted between the LSE US Centre and the Global Initiative against Transnational Organized Crime will discuss four different areas of criminality – wildlife crime, piracy, human smuggling and drug trafficking – to see how effective a militarised response can really be, and what might be lost as collateral damage.
Hosted by the US Centre
SHEIKH ZAYED THEATRE, NEW ACADEMIC BUILDING
John Collins (@JCollinsIDPU) is Executive Director, International Drug Policy Unit, LSE US Centre.
Misha Glenny (@MishaGlenny) is an investigative journalist and author of McMafia, a best-selling book about to be made into a BBC Drama Series.
Sasha Jesperson (@SashaJesperson) is Director, Centre for the Study of Modern Slavery, St Mary’s University Twickenham.
Tuesday Reitano (@Tuesdayjaded) is Deputy Director, Global Initiative against Transnational Organized Crime.
Mark Shaw (@Mark_Shaw_) is Director, Global Initiative against Transnational Organized Crime and Senior Visiting Fellow, LSE US Centre.