Just like nearly every other aspect of human experience, civil conflict, crime, and violence have become increasingly global. There are more civil wars today than at any time since the end of World War II, and these conflicts have been displacing more people ever further from their countries of origin. Transnational terrorism has reached a 50-year high, in terms of both its incidence and the number of reported fatalities. Cross-border criminal markets—illicit drugs, human trafficking, wildlife trade, and so on—take a heavy toll on the societies they affect.
This latest Policy Research Report, The Internationalization of Crime, Conflict, and Violence, offers a unified framework to take stock of the theoretical and empirical literature on crime, conflict, and violence and discusses how the international community organizes itself to address security as a regional and global public good.