Transnational Organised Crime in ASEAN after COVID John Coyne

Over the last few decades, ASEAN’s member states have experienced rapid economic and social changes. These changes have brought with them significant regulatory and law enforcement challenges.

The outbreak of Covid-19 arrived while the region’s governments were still struggling to deal with these challenges. The outbreak brought with it substantial health, social and economic impacts in the region. These impacts have created tectonic shifts to both supply of and demand for illicit commodities.

This presentation, based on an assessment undertaken on behalf of the UNODC, will explore Covid19’s impacts on the supply and demand of illicit commodities in the ASEAN region

Dr John Coyne

Dr John Coyne is Head of Strategic Policing and Law Enforcement and Head of the North and Australia’s Security at ASPI.

John was the inaugural head of ASPI’s Border Security Program, and more recently established the North and Australia’s Security.

He is the author of the ‘The Role of Strategic Intelligence in law Enforcement’ and has published widely on policing, national security and organised crime.

Since commencing at ASPI John has conducted field research on Mexican organised crime, biosecurity, regional coastguards, border security, people smuggling, illicit drugs, corruption and foreign bribery, regional intelligence sharing 
and ASEAN economic integration. He has authored numerous research publications and provided expert commentary to media and news outlets.

John came to ASPI from the Australian Federal Police, where he worked on transnational serious organised crime, national security, and counter-terrorism.

John has worked in intelligence and national security for over 25 years. He has been an intelligence professional at tactical, operational, and strategic levels across a range of military, regulatory, national security and law enforcement organisations.

He has been a Winston Churchill Fellow and a Vincent Fairfax Fellow. John is a member of the Global Initiative Against Transnational Organized Crime.

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Date & time

Wed 30 Sep 2020, 2–3pm




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