El Centro

SWJ El Centro, or "downtown" in Spanish, is our town square for analysis and discussion of Latin America's guerilla wars and criminal insurgencies.  More about El Centro here.

Recent El Centro Journal Articles and SWJ Blog Posts:

Mexican Cartel Tactical Notes: No 2. Ambush/Targeted Killing of US Law Enforcement Officer (San Antonio, Texas)   Mexican cartel linkages to this incident are currently being investigated...

Here is a great 2 minute video ("Rival gunmen clash in Nayarit: 28 deaths reported") from a Mexican news station posted on YouTube via Borderland Beat. The video displays an engagement...

Extreme Barbarism, a Death Cult, and Holy Warriors in Mexico:   Societal Warfare South of the Border? by Dr. Robert J. Bunker and John P. Sullivan Download the Full Article: Societal...

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...

Panama: Is Restructuring the Razor to Cut Out Corruption?   by Anthony Scheidel Download The Full Article: Panama: Is Restructuring the Razor to Cut Out Corruption? This work is an...

Optimizing Use of the Armed Forces in Combating Mexican Drug Trafficking Organizations   by Braden Civins Download The Full Article: Optimizing Use of the Armed Forces in Combating...

COIN in Mexico? A Response to Robert Culp's Strategy for Military Counter Drug Operations   by Patrick Corcoran Download The Full Article: COIN in Mexico? It has grown fashionable...

The Mexican Cartel Debate:   As Viewed Through Five Divergent Fields of Security Studies by Dr. Robert J. Bunker Download the Full Article: The Mexican Cartel Debate The Mexican...

Strategy for Military Counter Drug Operations   by Robert Culp Download The Full Article: Strategy for Military Counter Drug Operations The Mexican Army's counter-drug (CD)...

Criminal Insurgencies in Mexico:   Web and Social Media Resources by Dr. Robert J. Bunker and Lt. John P. Sullivan Download The Full Article: Criminal Insurgencies in Mexico: Web and...