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Mafia States

Organized Crime Takes Office

Author: Moises Naím
May/June 2012
Foreign Affairs


Around the world, criminal organizations and governments are fusing to an unprecedented degree, blurring the distinction between national interests and what suits the gangsters. Mafia states enjoy the unhealthy advantages of their hybrid status: they're as nimble as gangs and as well protected as governments, and thus more dangerous than either.

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