John P. Sullivan

John P. Sullivan is a career police officer. He currently serves as a lieutenant with the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department. He is also an adjunct researcher at the Vortex Foundation in Bogotá, Colombia; a senior research fellow at the Center for Advanced Studies on Terrorism (CAST); and a senior fellow at Small Wars Journal-El Centro. He is co-editor of Countering Terrorism and WMD: Creating a Global Counter-Terrorism Network (Routledge, 2006) and Global Biosecurity: Threats and Responses (Routledge, 2010) and co-author of Mexico’s Criminal Insurgency: A Small Wars Journal-El Centro Anthology (iUniverse, 2011) and Studies in Gangs and Cartels (Routledge, 2013). He completed the CREATE Executive Program in Counter-Terrorism at the University of Southern California and holds a Bachelor of Arts in Government form the College of William and Mary, a Master of Arts in Urban Affairs and Policy Analysis from the New School for Social Research, and a PhD, doctorate in Information and Knowledge Society, from the Internet Interdisciplinary Institute (IN3) at the Open University of Catalonia (Universitat Oberta de Catalunya) in Barcelona. His doctoral thesis was ‘Mexico’s Drug War: Cartels, Gangs, Sovereignty and the Network State.” His current research focus is the impact of transnational organized crime on sovereignty in Mexico and other countries.

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Reading the Evolution of Mexico’s Criminal Insurgency

Attacks on Journalists and "New Media" in Mexico's Drug War:   A Power and Counter Power Assessment by John P. Sullivan Download the Full Article: Attacks on Journalists...

Insurgencia Criminal en las Américas   por John P. Sullivan Transfiera el Artí­culo Completo: Insurgencia Criminal en las Américas Organizaciones criminales...

Explosive Escalation? Reflections on the Car Bombing in Ciudad Juarez by John P. Sullivan Download the full article: Reflections on the Car Bombing in Ciudad Juarez In an apparently significant...

Expeditionary Law Enforcement By John P. Sullivan and Adam Elkus Cross-posted at Defense and the National Interest where it was originally published on 29 June 2008. Washington is overflowing with...