REUTERS/Ricardo Moraes - Boys play soccer as a policeman patrols one day after the occupation of the Mare slums complex in Rio de Janeiro, March 31, 2014.
Crime, Low-Intensity Conflict and the Future of War in the Twenty-First Century
July 10, 2014,
In the chapter “Crime, Low-Intensity Conflict, and the Future of War in the Twenty-First Century,” from Failed States and Fragile Societies: A New World Disorder? (Ohio University Press, May 2014), Vanda Felbab-Brown argues that an increasingly prominent type of intrastate violence is that which involves a web of criminal groups, illicit economies and the state actors undertaking anticrime operations.