Air Transport and Destabilizing Commodity Flows
This report presents ways that existing EU mechanisms and empirically proven programs can be adapted and applied with minimal cost and effort to address some of the most pressing security threats facing the world today. It shows how these existing mechanisms and programs can be used to tackle destabilizing or illicit commodity flows via air transport. These flows include small arms and light weapons, cocaine, tobacco and valuable raw materials. Since the end of the Cold War, trade in these goods has funded and accentuated conflicts in Angola, Colombia, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Guinea-Bissau, Liberia, Sierra Leone, Somalia and Sudan.
© 2009 Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI)
Hugh Griffiths, Mark Bromley
Appendix A lists typical flight routes named in UN Security Council Sanctions Committee reports. Appendix B details model air intelligence programs.