Czech Republic & Slovakia
The Crime Terror Nexus was delighted to launch its paper on the Crime Terror Nexus in the Czech Republic and Slovakia at Globsec Policy Institute in Bratislava.
The objective of this working paper is to present an overview of links between crime and terrorism (the crime-terror nexus) in the Czech Republic and Slovakia, highlight potential risks, and make a series of recommendations for how such risks can be mitigated.
Although organised crime groups are present and active in the two countries, there is barely any terrorist activity, which means that direct links between crime and terrorism do not exist. However, there is an indirect link between crime and terrorism, resulting from the abundance of accessible and easy-to-reactive weapons from Slovakia.
Our recommendations include action on terrorist financing, information sharing, illicit trafficking, and collaboration between security agencies as well as between government and non-government actors.