drug cartels

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 | September 10, 2013 04:22 AM | Comments(0)

"An audacious band of citizen militias battles a brutal drug cartel in the hills of central Mexico."

Blog post | September 3, 2013 12:00 PM | Comments(0)

Small Wars Journal El Centro Senior Fellows John P. Sullivan and Robert J. Bunker new book: Studies in Gangs and Cartels.

Blog post | August 10, 2013 04:29 AM | Comments(0)

Associated Press reports "U.S. law enforcement officials expressed outrage over the release from prison of Mexican drug lord Rafael Caro Quintero". AP and news links.

Blog post | August 1, 2013 03:51 PM | Comments(1)

Mexican Cartels Hiring US Soldiers as Hit Men - Joseph J. Kolb, Fox News.

Journal Article | May 3, 2013 02:30 AM | Comments(0)

Combating the marijuana cartels on America’s public lands.

Blog post | May 1, 2013 01:11 PM | Comments(0)

Singer Jesus “Chuy” Quintanilla is the latest in a string of balladeers and musicians to be killed in Mexico’s drug war.  This time the killing occurred in Texas.

Journal Article | April 29, 2013 02:30 AM | Comments(0)

Implications for information operations in Guatemala.

Blog post | April 24, 2013 02:46 PM | Comments(0)

An offering from Viridiana Rios and SWJ El Centro Fellow Stephen Dudley.

Blog post | February 1, 2013 05:08 PM | Comments(0)

An overview of the recent findings of the Justice in Mexico Project.

Journal Article | January 11, 2013 03:30 AM | Comments(1)

Mexico's new president Enrique Peña Nieto has trumpeted its proposed reforms, but there are more similarities than differences with the Calderon Administration.

Journal Article | December 17, 2012 05:30 AM | Comments(10)

Many modern internal conflicts defy basic definitions, so use a composite framework instead.

Journal Article | December 3, 2012 05:30 AM | Comments(34)

“The Family doesn’t kill for money; it doesn’t kill for women... only those who deserve to die, die... [T]his is divine justice.”

Journal Article | November 20, 2012 05:30 AM | Comments(3)

The presence of Mexican-origin drugs in Chicago is more prominent now than ever before

Journal Article | October 31, 2012 04:30 AM | Comments(3)

It sounds crazy, but catching the most notorious and wanted drug trafficker in the world might be a bad thing.

Journal Article | October 24, 2012 04:30 AM | Comments(0)

Two great minds on drugs... and strategy.

Journal Article | October 11, 2012 04:30 AM | Comments(5)

A warning and call to action from the French criminologist.

Journal Article | August 29, 2012 04:30 AM | Comments(0)

Guadalajara could lose its protected status among drug lords and become the next epicenter for drug-related violence.

Journal Article | July 3, 2012 11:23 AM | Comments(0)

Will Mexico’s admittance into the Trans-Pacific Partnership create an even more empowered global criminal network?

Journal Article | June 12, 2012 04:39 AM | Comments(0)

Mexico’s war against their drug cartels is a war they cannot win by themselves. Must we take some responsibility?

Blog post | March 5, 2012 09:28 PM | Comments(0)

SWJ El Centro Fellow John P. Sullivan's paper "From Drug Wars to Criminal Insurgency: Mexican Cartels, Criminal Enclaves and Criminal Insurgency in Mexico and Central America, and their...

Blog post | March 2, 2012 04:22 AM | Comments(0)

BBC reports on OAS warning: "Drug Cartels Threaten Latin American Democracy".

Blog post | February 11, 2012 10:26 AM | Comments(20)

Michael L. Burgoyne argues that U.S. COIN doctrine can be applied to problems in South America.  Sometimes, a more enemy-focused approach is needed, he finds.