I caught frequent New York Review of Books contributor Misha Glenny on CBC's The Hour last night. Here's a July speech about organized crime markets, his new obsession after the Balkans, and as, you'll see, a result of his involvement with the Balkans.
On a similar topic, Jake Adelstein recently published his book Tokyo Vice: An American Reporter on the Police Beat in Japan, about his 12 years spent in Tokyo as a crime reporter for the newspaper Yomiuri Shinbun. Thus far, no word on whether the story's been optioned for a film, but I assume there's been a torrent of interest. Here's a recent interview with him from NPR's Fresh Air.