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Europol Series part 3: Arms Smuggling & European Security

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Tactics Institute spoke with Ramadan 'Dani' Ilazi for his experience in Counter-Terrorism and Counter-Radicalisation policy, as well as his Area Studies expertise. A recent Europol report observes that the current situation concerning the availability of illegal weapons in countries neighboring the EU, particularly the Western Balkans, may lead to a significant number of those weapons becoming available via the black market. Such weapons are known to make their way both to organised crime in Western Europe and militias in the Middle East. Given that the Paris attacks were mainly conducted with Balkan weapons, how alarmed should we be?