This article analyzes the intersection of humanitarian aid and warlords and critiques the unintended causes of humanitarian aid. The author creates a theoretical framework to conceptualize how warlords manipulate humanitarian aid for their own benefit through direct diversion of resources,...
This paper examines the role of Myanmar’s military junta, the Tatmadaw, in the expansive
transnational organized crime network of the country. These criminal activities facilitated
by the Tatmadaw contribute to the ongoing humanitarian crisis in Myanmar. Illicit finance
fuels the hostile power...
The abundance of oil in Nigeria makes the Nigerian energy sector highly attractive to foreign
investors. Most of the country’s oil production takes place in the Niger Delta, yet paradoxically,
the Niger Delta is the poorest and most underdeveloped region in the country. More than 95
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