The character of future conflicts, Partial Report 2

Authors:

  • Andersson Folke
  • André Turlind Elisabeth
  • Sjöberg Eric
  • Wiss Åke

Publish date: 2002-01-01

Report number: FOI-R--0443--SE

Pages: 24

Written in: English

Abstract

Economic interests are of great significance in the emergence of armed conflict and play a central role in the development of corruption and in the growth of rule-breaking sub-cultures and their infrastructures. Such infrastructures are used for, among other things, smuggling, money laundering and counterfeiting. They are also used by terrorist organisations and could be used by states for carrying out anonymous assaults on other states. There is thus every reason for non-corrupt states to collaborate via a security regime, which does not address military and enforcement issues independently and in geographic isolation.