Tuesday, January 29, 2008
Meet the McMafia
Misha Glenny, author of The Balkans: Nationalism, War and the Great Powers, 1804-1999 and The Fall of Yugoslavia: The Third Balkan War, has a new book that will explore the political, economic, and criminal links of the borderless underworld that has emerged since the collapse of Soviet Union and the expansion of the European Union. The scale of this illegal international trade is staggering, and he will discuss everything from cybercrime to the “caviar mafia” of Kazakhstan. Glenny’s McMafia: A Journey Through the Global Criminal Underworld will be published in April 2008.