Austria & Hungary
The Crime Terror Nexus was delighted to launch its paper on the Crime Terror Nexus in Austria and Hungary at the Foreign Policy and UN Association of Austria in Vienna. The objective of this working paper is to present an overview of links between crime and terrorism (the crime-terror nexus) in Austria and Hungary, highlight potential risks, and make a series of recommendations for how such risks can be mitigated.
Though illicit activities are notoriously difficult to measure, the presence of links between crime and terrorism can be tentatively observed:
- Among Austrian jihadists of Chechen origin;
- In Austrian prisons.
Our recommendations include action on prisons, terrorist financing, information sharing, and collaboration between security agencies as well as between government and non-government actors.