Small Wars Journal is pleased to present an excerpt from "Ascensión: A Tale of the Mexican Drug War" by Small Wars Journal-El Centro Fellow Michael L. Burgoyne. This fictional account—or FICINT (Fictional Intelligence)—describes the security situation in Mexico in an accessible manner.
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:
by SWJ Editors | Mon, 04/12/2021 - 4:03pm | 0 comments
by Michael L. Burgoyne | Mon, 04/12/2021 - 3:49pm | 0 comments
by Robert Bunker | Tue, 04/06/2021 - 8:41pm | 0 comments
by Alexandra Phelan | Thu, 03/18/2021 - 2:05am | 0 comments
by Robert Muggah, by Steven Dudley | Tue, 03/02/2021 - 3:59pm | 0 comments
by SWJ Editors | Mon, 03/01/2021 - 9:29pm | 0 comments
Small Wars Journal-El Centro (SWJ-El Centro) is pleased to announce the Class of Fellows and Associates for 2021. Fellows have already made significant and distinguished contributions to the field through the course of their career. Associates are actively engaged in research or practice in the region and in transnational organized crime or insurgency.
SWJ El Centro Book Review – In the Vortex of Violence: Lynching, Extralegal Justice, and the State in Post-Revolutionary Mexicoby Daniel Weisz | Thu, 02/25/2021 - 3:53pm | 0 comments
Third Generation Gangs Strategic Note No. 35: Mara Salvatrucha Training Camp Dismantled by Honduran Policeby John P. Sullivan, by Robert Bunker | Sat, 02/20/2021 - 9:38pm | 0 comments
SWJ El Centro Book Review – Terrorist Recruitment of U.S. Gangs: Global Criminal Alliances and Biological Weaponsby Carter F. Smith | Mon, 02/15/2021 - 11:44pm | 0 comments
by Ola Ogunlola, by Matthew N. Hite | Tue, 02/09/2021 - 7:18pm | 0 comments
by Paul Rexton Kan | Tue, 02/02/2021 - 6:24pm | 0 comments
by Daniel Weisz | Mon, 02/01/2021 - 9:14pm | 0 comments
by Daniel Weisz | Mon, 02/01/2021 - 9:04pm | 0 comments
Third Generation Gangs Strategic Note No. 34: The Ranfla Indictment and the Command and Control (C2) Targeting of MS-13’s ‘Board of Directors’ in El Salvadorby Robert Bunker, by John P. Sullivan | Mon, 01/25/2021 - 3:36pm | 0 comments
Mexican Cartel Tactical Note #48: Video of CJNG Engagement of Autodefensa Mounted Infantry in IAFV in La Bocanda, Michoacánby Robert Bunker, by John P. Sullivan | Wed, 12/30/2020 - 6:15pm | 1 comment
by Guadalupe Correa-Cabrera | Mon, 12/28/2020 - 7:12pm | 0 comments
by Patricia H. Escamilla-Hamm, by John P. Sullivan, by Nathan P. Jones, by Robert Bunker | Wed, 12/23/2020 - 11:49pm | 0 comments
by Robert Bunker, by John P. Sullivan, by Alma Keshavarz | Fri, 12/11/2020 - 3:00pm | 0 comments
by Patricia H. Escamilla-Hamm | Tue, 12/08/2020 - 11:00pm | 0 comments
by SWJ Editors | Mon, 12/07/2020 - 3:44pm | 1 comment
Small Wars Journal is pleased to announce the release of Mexican Drug Violence: Hybrid Warfare, Predatory Capitalism and the Logic of Cruelty. This new Small Wars Journal–El Centro book by Dr. Teun A. Voeten examines the violence in Mexico’s drug war.
by John P. Sullivan, by Robert Bunker, by Nathan P. Jones | Fri, 12/04/2020 - 7:10pm | 0 comments
Third Generation Gangs Strategic Note No. 33: Brazilian Gangs (Quadrilhas) Wage Urban Bank Raids in a New ‘Cangaço’by John P. Sullivan, by José de Arimatéia da Cruz, by Robert Bunker | Wed, 12/02/2020 - 10:15pm | 0 comments
by Robert Bunker | Tue, 11/10/2020 - 9:02pm | 0 comments
SWJ El Centro Book Review – Votes, Drugs, and Violence: The Political Logic of Criminal Wars in Mexicoby Daniel Weisz | Sat, 10/31/2020 - 9:08pm | 0 comments