Title

Arms Trafficking in Transnistria: A European Security Threat?

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

1-1-2012

Journal / Book Title

Journal of Applied Security Research

Abstract

The Republic of Transnistria is a separatist region of the state of Moldova. With the active support of Russian military stationed in Moldova, Transnistria formed a de facto state following a short war with Moldova in 1992. Today, still lacking recognition by the international community, Transnistria has become a haven for transnational criminal activities including illegal trade in arms, human trafficking, and money laundering. This paper tries to evaluate whether this small separatist region, geographically located in Europe, truly represents a serious security issue through a review of literature and a survey provided to key organizations in the region.

DOI

10.1080/19361610.2012.631407

Published Citation

Peterka-Benton, D. (2012). Arms Trafficking in Transnistria: A European Security Threat?. Journal of Applied Security Research, 7(1), 71-92.

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