IntelBrief: Guinea-Bissau: The World’s First Narco-State

In the latest in the series of “IntelBriefs” on African security issues being produced by the Atlantic Council’s Africa Center in partnership with the Soufan Group, an international strategic consultancy, Africa Center intern Zachary Feinstein analyzes Guinea-Bissau’s narco-corruption and political instability.
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Top government officials in Guinea-Bissau are suspected of trafficking Latin American drugs through West Africa and onwards into Europe, and the incorporation of Guinea-Bissau and West Africa into the global narcotics network has created powerful drug rings that threaten Guinea-Bissau and the fragile governance of the region.

Image: Guinea-Bissau Highway (Photo: jbdodane/Flickr/CC License)