Convergence: Illicit Networks and National Security in the Age of Globalization delves deeply into the important aspects of transnational crime and other illicit networks in a globalized world. Published for the Center for Complex Operations (CCO) Institute for National Strategic Studies by the National Defense University Press. Editors Michael Miklaucic and Jacqueline Brewer have gathered an impressive cadre of authors who describe the clear and present danger and the magnitude of the challenge of converging and connecting illicit networks; the ways and means used by transnational criminal networks and how illicit networks actually operate and interact; how the proliferation, convergence, and horizontal diversification of illicit networks challenge state sovereignty; and how different national and international organizations are fighting back. A deeper understanding of the problem will allow us to then develop a more comprehensive, more effective, and more enduring solution. Students interested in cyber security and the role that information technology plays in military operations may be interested in this text.