This chapter describes the extensive links between organized crime and terrorism. The author emphasizes that we are facing a new kind of terrorism, which is a hybrid that is part political and part criminal. He focuses attention on the chaotic state of the world today and particularly the appearance of a large number of lawless zones where terrorist groups can easily operate. To better address terrorism, states need to focus on sources of terrorist financing, the lawless zones where terrorists operate, encouraging better cooperation between agencies tasked with fighting terrorism, and increasing the ability of these agencies to move quickly against terrorist threats.
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