Risks in Focus 2: The Illegal Economy Nexus


Illicit trade, organized crime and corruption are chronic risks that are perceived as highly likely to occur and of medium impact to experts interviewed for the report. As a highly interconnected nexus representing the illegal economy, however, experts see these risks as of central importance to the global risk landscape. Both Global Risks Survey data and expert interviews suggest that this nexus heavily influences three other important global risks – fragile states, terrorism and geopolitical conflict– which, in turn, have a significant and negative impact on global stability.


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