2014 Plenary 3: Who Controls the Map? Lost Innocents, Persistent Criminals, Depraved Terrorists

Panelists and participants engaged in thorough debate on the globalization of criminal and terrorist activity, the inter- and transnational funding sources for destabilizing actions by non-state actors and the resultant impact on nation states as well as on local populations. Panelists concluded that the battle would not be quick or simple; complex historic, ideological and operational challenges exist in the establishment of stability and the fight against international crime. Panelists asserted that like-minded countries must cooperate and collaborate in this effort and that domestic laws and efforts to curb demand must keep pace.