Small Wars Journal-El Centro Update

Small Wars Journal-El Centro Update and Call for Papers

Dear El Centro Fellows,

Hopefully everyone had a good summer.  Since our last update, we have published a second joint publication with the Vortex Foundation.  This Spanish language book Macro-criminalidad: Complejidad y resiliencia de las redes criminales was edited by El Centro Fellows Eduardo Salcedo-Albarán and Luis Jorge Garay Salamanca (primary contributors) with contributions by Francisco Gómez Flórez, José Ugaz Sánchez-Moreno, John P. Sullivan and Robert J. Bunker.  Details on the book are available at the Vortex web site and it is available at Amazon

In addition, the Fifth SWJ-El Centro Anthology: Narcoterrorism and Impunity in the Americas is in production and will be released shortly This volume continues of exploration of insecurity, crime, and violence in Mexico and Latin America.  As you know, each anthology collects articles and essays published at SWJ-El Centro during 2015 and adds additional content for context. We will advise everyone when it is released.

Finally we would like to ask everyone to consider contributing to SWJ-El Centro as we seek to develop content for the next anthology. We are seeking to develop the content for the next anthology around the theme "The Rise of the Narcostate (Mafia States)."   Content that explores this theme as well as state transition and corruption are encouraged.  

In addition to contributions from Fellows, we ask all Fellows to consider soliciting contributions from colleagues (and doctoral students) that are researching this area.  As always, Latin America is our focus, but parallel case studies involving transnational crime and organized criminal threats (gangs, mafias, cartels, criminal warlords) that challenge the state elsewhere are also welcome. 

Dr. John P. Sullivan and Dr, Robert J, Bunker

Senior Fellows, 

Small Wars Journal-El Centro

The following SWJ-El Centro works have been released to date:

Mexico's Criminal Insurgency: A Small Wars Journal-El Centro Anthology (2012)

Mexican Cartel Essays and Notes: Strategic, Operational, and Tactical (2013)

Crime Wars and Narco Terrorism in the Americas: A Small Wars Journal-El Centro Anthology (2014) 

Criminal Insurgents in Mexico and Latin America: A Small Wars Journal-El Centro Anthology (2015)

Drug Trafficking, Corruption and States: How Iliicit Networks Shaped Institutions in Colombia, Guatemala and Mexico (A Small Wars Journal El Centro and Vortex Foundation Book) (2015)

Macro-criminalidad: Complejidad y resiliencia de las redes criminales (A Vortex Foundation and Small Wars Journal El Centro Book) (2016)

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