• "The Transnational Security Report sheds light on illicit flows which endanger global security by funding conflicts and perpetuating instability."

    Wolfgang IschingerChairman of the Munich Security Conference

  • "The most dangerous security threats we face today are cross-border in nature."  

    Sir Julian KingEU Commissioner for the Security Union

  • "Corruption undermines democratic institutions and, in turn, weak institutions are less able to control corruption."

    Patricia MoreiraManaging Director, Transparency International

  • "With the ever-changing transnational threats and rise of terrorism, it is essential that defence leaders cooperate on an even closer level."

    Halimah YacobPresident of Singapore

Transnational Security Report

The Transnational Security Report shines a light on examples of illicit cross-border flows which endanger global security by funding conflicts and perpetuating instability. The report aims…

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Transnational Security Series

Transnational security threats – such as trafficking in drugs, arms, and people, nuclear proliferation, the spread of terrorism and piracy – are cross-border phenomena that straddle the line…

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"No government can do it alone"

On June 28, the MSC launched its new Transnational Security Report "Cooperating Across Borders: Tackling Illicit Flows" on the eve of the ECOWAS summit in Abuja, Nigeria. The report presents…

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Partners of the Transnational Security Report

The Transnational Security Report draws on the research and input from many generous institutions and their staff.

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Transnational Security Report

The Transnational Security Report examines illicit cross-border flows and, building upon ongoing efforts by multilateral and national bodies around the world, points to possible cooperative approaches to counter the threats posed by them.

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Goods

The illicit trade in goods, ranging from small arms to drugs and from counterfeit products to natural resources, represents a threat to security either due to the goods' inherent nature or due to their broader destabilizing effects.

People

One of the most heinous forms of illicit trade is the trafficking of human beings for profit, involving forced labor and sexual exploitation – sadly, it is also one of the most profitable ones.

Data

Illicit flows of data raise concerns far beyond privacy. Apart from the significant economic damage caused by cybercrime, individuals, companies and states are left exposed to espionage and extortion.