Juan-Camilo Castillo

Juan-Camilo Castillo has a Master of Science degree in Strategic Studies from the University of Aberdeen and a Bachelor of Arts in political science from the University of British Columbia. Currently he works as a senior analyst with the Geopolitical Monitor – Global Solutions, a Toronto-based firm that specializes in political risk analysis, due diligence and investigations. He also works for the Canadian Army Reserve as an Influence Activities (Psychological Operations and Civil Affairs) Analyst with the 32 Canadian Brigade Group. He has previously held teaching and research positions with Financial Intelligence Unit of the Royal Bank of Canada, Kroll Advisory Solutions, University of Aberdeen, the United Kingdom Defence Forum, and the Simons Centre for Disarmament and Non-Proliferation. Juan-Camilo has written several articles in peer reviewed journals including the Canadian Military Journal, The Canadian Army JournalInquiry and Insight and the Review of European and Russian Affairs among others.

BACRIM in Colombia: Security Micro-Ecosystems and Violent Non-State Actor Fragmentation

The civilian population’s diversity, through its multitude of ethnic, tribal and social groups, has made Mali an area of operations with its own challenges and advantages.