Qassim Soleimani's death has prompted questions about Iran’s ability to retaliate against the U.S. outside the Middle East. Iran and Hezbollah have spent the past several decades establishing international bases of operations—particularly in Latin America and Western Africa.
Eric Halliday is a student at Harvard Law School. Before law school, Eric worked for two years at Mintz Levin, where he focused on white collar, anti-money laundering, and pro bono domestic violence matters. He graduated from Tufts University with a B.A. in Political Science and Italian Studies.
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Transnational Organized Crime and National Security: Evil Corp, Hezbollah and Chinese Opioid Trafficking
American law enforcement efforts have become increasingly multifaceted as the government attempts to combat the continuing ingenuity and sophistication of transnational organized criminal groups.
Editor’s note: This is one of many summaries of depositions released by House impeachment investigators. The others are available here.
Mark Sandy testified before Congress in the ongoing impeachment inquiry on Nov. 16. Below is a summary of his testimony, as compiled from the transcript of his deposition.
The administration’s proposed rule change could have significant implications for the global trade in small arms, particularly in conflicts across Latin America and the Middle East.
American law enforcement efforts have become increasingly multifaceted as the government attempts to combat the continuing ingenuity and sophistication of transnational organized criminal groups. Since the publication of the first post in this series, the U.S. government has announced several significant actions taken against transnational organized crime groups.
Traditional organized crime, ranging from the Italian-American mafia to street gangs, has long been a target of American law enforcement efforts. Unlike purely domestic organized crime, transnational organized crime, defined by the Justice Department as groups that pursue criminal activities across geographic boundaries, has profound national security implications.