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 Note #49: Alleged CJNG Drone Attack in Aguililla, Michoacán Injures Two Police Officersby Robert Bunker, by John P. Sullivan | Wed, 04/28/2021 - 9:17pm | 2 comments
by Daniel Weisz | Sat, 04/24/2021 - 5:01pm | 2 comments
by Daniel Weisz | Thu, 04/22/2021 - 11:34pm | 1 comment
by SWJ Editors | Mon, 04/12/2021 - 4:03pm | 0 comments
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.
by Michael L. Burgoyne | Mon, 04/12/2021 - 3:49pm | 1 comment
by Robert Bunker | Tue, 04/06/2021 - 8:41pm | 3 comments
by Alexandra Phelan | Thu, 03/18/2021 - 2:05am | 1 comment
by Paulina Rios Maya | Thu, 03/18/2021 - 12:06am | 2 comments
by Robert Muggah, by Steven Dudley | Tue, 03/02/2021 - 3:59pm | 1 comment
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 | 1 comment
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 | 1 comment
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 | 4 comments
by Ola Ogunlola, by Matthew N. Hite | Tue, 02/09/2021 - 7:18pm | 1 comment
by Paul Rexton Kan | Tue, 02/02/2021 - 6:24pm | 1 comment
by Daniel Weisz | Mon, 02/01/2021 - 9:14pm | 1 comment
by Daniel Weisz | Mon, 02/01/2021 - 9:04pm | 1 comment
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 | 1 comment
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 | 46 comments
by Guadalupe Correa-Cabrera | Mon, 12/28/2020 - 7:12pm | 1 comment
by Patricia H. Escamilla-Hamm, by John P. Sullivan, by Nathan P. Jones, by Robert Bunker | Wed, 12/23/2020 - 11:49pm | 1 comment
by Robert Bunker, by John P. Sullivan, by Alma Keshavarz | Fri, 12/11/2020 - 3:00pm | 1 comment
by Patricia H. Escamilla-Hamm | Tue, 12/08/2020 - 11:00pm | 2 comments
by SWJ Editors | Mon, 12/07/2020 - 3:44pm | 9 comments
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 | 1 comment