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Kollars, Nina

Works: 4 works in 7 publications in 1 language and 338 library holdings
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Transnational activities of Chinese crime organizations by Glenn E Curtis( )

2 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This study investigates the major pockets of activity of Chinese criminal groups from 2000-2003, throughout the world except for mainland China, Hong Kong, Macao, and Taiwan. The main geographical regions of such activity are Australia, Europe, Japan, Latin America, North America, Russia, South Africa, and Southeast Asia. The report notes the participation of such groups in all major types of crime, including trafficking of human beings and various commodities, financial crimes, extortion, gambling, prostitution, and violent crimes. For the purposes of this report, the term "Chinese" refers to individuals of purely Chinese ethnic origin living in any part of the world. The criminal groups described vary in size and degree of structure; they include syndicates, triads, gangs, and ad hoc combinations of organization members and non-members. Because of this variety, an increasing tendency toward ad hoc activity, and the lack of specificity in many open sources, the term "group" is used when a criminal activity is not attributed to a specific type of organization. The report's sources are several recent monographs, journal articles on various aspects of such crime in the geographical regions where it occurs, and Internet reports by journalists and law enforcement agencies. Some sources published prior to the time period covered by the report have been used to provide background and establish long-term trends
Nations hospitable to organized crime and terrorism : a report( Book )

3 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This report assesses conditions that contribute to or are potentially hospitable to transnational criminal activity and terrorist activity in selected regions of the world during the period 1999-2002. Although the focus of the report is on transnational activity, domestic criminal activity is recognized as a key foundation for transnational crime, especially as the forces of globalization intensify. The report has been arranged geographically into the following major headines: Africa, the former Soviet Union and Eastern Europe, South Asia, Southeast Asia, Western Europe, and the Western Hemisphere. Within the geographical headines, the report addresses individual countries with particularly salient conditions. Cases such as the Triborder Area (TBA) of South America and East and West Africa, where conditions largely overlap national borders, have been treated as regions rather than by imposing an artificial delineation by country. The bibliography has been divided into the same geographical headings as the text. The major sources for this report are recent periodical reports from Western and regional sources, Internet sites offering credible recent information, selected recent monographs, and personal communications with regional experts. Treatment of individual countries varies according to the extent and seriousness of conditions under study. Thus some countries in a region are not discussed, and others are discussed only from the perspective of one or two pertinent activities or conditions. Because they border the United States, Canada and Mexico have received especially extensive treatment
Research on Tobacco in China An Annotated Bibilography of Research on Tobacco Use, Health Effects, Policies, Farming and Industry by Joy De Beyer( )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This report is a compilation of over 600 references and abstracts found in a search of many data bases, using these keywords: tobacco, smoking, cessation, quitting, cigarettes, tobacco production and China. It covers publications from 1990 to 2003. Studies are organized by broad subject matter, and within each sub-topic, are arranged by the last name of the first-listed author, and then for studies by the same author, chronologically with the most recent studies listed first. The studies report on tobacco use and prevalence, tobacco-related mortality and morbidity, policies relating to tobacco, tobacco farming and the tobacco industry
A global overview of narcotics-funded terrorist and other extremist groups : a report( )

1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This global survey, based entirely on open sources, is intended to provide an assessment of the nexus between selected anti-U.S. terrorist and extremist groups in the world and organized crime, specifically drug trafficking, and how this relationship might be vulnerable to countermeasures. More specifically, the aim is to help develop a causal model for identifying critical nodes in terrorist and other extremist networks that can be exploited by Allied technology, just as counterdrug technology has been used in the war against drug trafficking. To this end, the four analysts involved in this study have examined connections between extremist groups and narcotics trafficking in the following countries, listed by region in order of discussion in the text: Latin America (Argentina, Brazil, Paraguay, Colombia, and Peru); the Middle East (Lebanon); Southern Europe (Albania and Macedonia); Central Asia (Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, and Uzbekistan); and East Asia (Philippines). These are preliminary, not definitive, surveys. Most of the groups examined in this study have been designated foreign terrorist organizations by the U.S. Department of State. The exceptions may be the small Albanian insurgent groups and the Central Asian organization called the Hizb-ut-Tahrir (HT). These groups are included anyway because of their links to al Qaeda and narcotics trafficking, as well as because of their potential for terrorism. Although research was begun on groups in Egypt (al-Gama a al-Islamiyya and Islamic Jihad), Somalia (Al-Ittihad al-Islamiya), South Africa (People Against Gangsterism and Drugs - PAGAD), and Yemen (Islamic Army of Aden), insufficient information was found on links with the drug trade to merit further investigation, given the time constraints of this research project. In the cases of PAGAD and al-Gama a al-Islamiyya, however, further research may be warranted because the possibility of involvement with the narcotics trade cannot be ruled out
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Kollars, Nina A.