The latest podcast from StrategyPage is on human trafficking. LINK
for fun and profit (and sex).
criminals and NGO's tra la.
if you go to the first link, there are also podcasts on the Philippines, nuclear weapons, NoKorea, Russia, and Iran in Syria.
update: A couple of books by Jim Dunnigan are available to borrow (free subscription) at internet archives.
Easy guide to the background of what is going on.