Nonstate Actors: Impact on International Relations and Implications for the United States [open pdf - 49KB]
"The National Intelligence Council and Eurasia Group co-hosted a series of four seminars in late 2006 and early 2007 on 'The Role of Nonstate Actors in International Politics.' These sessions examined a wide range of such actors (including terrorists and international criminals), but their primary focus was on non-criminal nonstate actors: multinational corporations, NGOs (nongovernmental organizations), and philanthropic super-empowered individuals. These entities were chosen because they have international clout, but are often overlooked in geopolitical analysis as they do not pose explicit security threats to the United States."
U.S. National Intelligence Council: http://www.dni.gov/nic/NIC_home.html