Publication Date

2002

Disciplines

Military Studies | Other Social and Behavioral Sciences | Political Science | Public Affairs, Public Policy and Public Administration | Social and Behavioral Sciences

Abstract

The primary focus of this study is on illegal weapons trade in Romania and the Caucasus region of the former USSR. Illegal weapons traffic in these regions is linked with both organized crime and terrorist activities. The main source of weapons for conflicts in the Caucasus region is corruption in Russian military circles.