Facing the Transnational Criminal Organizations in the South Atlantic
The South Atlantic most compelling maritime insecurities are the transnational criminal networks and the incapacity of the region’s states to steward their maritime and border domains. The chapter advances a regional perspective of the problem of transnational organized criminal networks around the South Atlantic, as well as addressing the efforts to face them. It follows an interdisciplinary approach, merging maritime security studies, political science, criminology, and strategic studies concepts with empirical research to contribute to current and future capacity-building initiatives in the security sector reforms. It brings new data on maritime criminal activities among South American and West African shores, as well as an assessment of diplomatic communication to address the matter.