Christopher Paul, Colin P. Clarke, and Chad C. Serena

Drs. Paul, Clarke, and Serena are researchers at the RAND Corporation.  The RAND Corporation is a research organization that develops solutions to public policy challenges to help make communities throughout the world safer and more secure, healthier and more prosperous. RAND is nonprofit, nonpartisan, and committed to the public interest.

Despite the scope of the threat to Mexico’s security, violent drug-trafficking organizations are not well understood, and optimal strategies to combat them have not been identified.