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Blog post | April 23, 2014 06:06 PM | Comments(0)

"The current Mexican administration has underemphasized the need to develop a robust law enforcement strategy, focusing too narrowly on socioeconomic factors."

Blog post | April 22, 2014 06:43 AM | Comments(0)

The Texas Department of Public Safety has released the updated Texas Gang Threat Assessment.

Journal Article | March 31, 2014 07:22 PM | Comments(1)

Transnational crime and its associated transnational illicit networks pose a challenge to sovereignty and governance by fostering corruption and impunity.

Journal Article | March 22, 2014 03:51 PM | Comments(9)

The “Hidden” Power of Illegally Armed Groups in Latin America: Mexico a Case Study

Blog post | March 20, 2014 10:45 PM | Comments(0)

The first comprehensive report analyzing the current state of transnational criminal organizations in California and the threats they pose.

Journal Article | March 19, 2014 12:18 AM | Comments(1)

This essay is the first in a series exploring the issue of drug-related violence in Mexico.

Blog post | March 14, 2014 12:59 AM | Comments(2)

“Because of asset shortfalls, we’re unable to get after 74 percent of suspected maritime drug smuggling.”

Journal Article | March 11, 2014 06:06 AM | Comments(0)

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

Blog post | March 11, 2014 05:56 AM | Comments(0)

Street Gangs in Central America: Combating Them With Intelligence Fusion Centers by Thomas Bruneau, E-International Relations

Journal Article | March 8, 2014 08:02 AM | Comments(0)

This essay focuses on a set of highly advanced technological inventions used for transporting and delivering narcotics.

Journal Article | March 2, 2014 02:44 PM | Comments(0)

Mexican Cartel Op-Ed No. 8: Will Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman Loera be tried in Mexico or the United States?

Blog post | March 2, 2014 02:39 PM | Comments(0)

Sinaloa Drug Cartel Can Continue Without 'Chapo' Guzman, Experts Say by Diana Washington Valdez, El Paso Times

Journal Article | February 27, 2014 02:22 PM | Comments(0)

Colombian Cartel Tactical Note #1: The Evolution of ‘Narco-Submarines’ Engineering

Journal Article | February 20, 2014 03:28 PM | Comments(4)

The definition of cross-border violence fuels current debate and influences the level of cross-border violence within jurisdictions.

Blog post | February 19, 2014 01:27 PM | Comments(0)

Strategic Horizons: All Options Bad If Mexico’s Drug Violence Expands to U.S. by Steven Metz, World Politics Review

Blog post | February 5, 2014 08:00 PM | Comments(0)

Members of the Texas-born Barrio Azteca gang are receiving training from Mexico's Zetas.

Blog post | February 3, 2014 01:08 PM | Comments(1)

One of the world's largest and most notorious drug cartels is targeting Hong Kong as it seeks to expand its operations into lucrative new markets.

Blog post | January 30, 2014 08:33 AM | Comments(1)

Mexico essentially legalized the country’s growing “self-defense” groups while also announcing that security forces had captured one of the four top leaders of the Knights Templar...

Blog post | January 24, 2014 08:27 AM | Comments(1)

Mexican Cartel Strategic Note No. 17: Civil Self-Defense Groups Have Emerged in 11 Mexican States

Blog post | January 19, 2014 05:35 PM | Comments(0)

One fighter claimed to be a US Army veteran who returned to Mexico specifically to join the militias. There were many like him, he said.

Journal Article | January 16, 2014 12:05 AM | Comments(0)

Mexican Cartel Strategic Note No. 16: Recent Santa Muerte Spiritual Conflict Trends

Blog post | January 14, 2014 08:53 AM | Comments(0)

Hong Kong Triads Work with Mexican Drug Lords on Methamphetamine by Brian Harris, South China Morning Post.

Blog post | January 14, 2014 03:22 PM | Comments(12)

Mexican security forces sent to quell unrest in the western state of Michoacan have started disarming local vigilante groups, state officials say.

Journal Article | January 13, 2014 05:47 AM | Comments(4)

Part 7 of a series that provides a retrospective look at the first year of Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto’s Sexenio with comments on the prospects for 2014.

Journal Article | January 12, 2014 01:43 AM | Comments(0)

Part 6 of a series that provides a retrospective look at the first year of Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto’s Sexenio with comments on the prospects for 2014.