Small Wars Journal

El Centro

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 Robert Bunker | Fri, 10/07/2016 - 8:15am | 0 comments

"Who is this alluring, conflicted and mysterious woman? If you have been paying attention to the news you might know her by her most common name – la Santa Muerte, Saint Death."

by John P. Sullivan, by Robert Bunker | Sat, 09/10/2016 - 10:37am | 0 comments
by The New York Times | Wed, 08/24/2016 - 8:25pm | 1 comment

"Colombia’s government and the largest rebel group in the country have reached a deal to end more than 50 years of conflict."

by SWJ Editors | Fri, 08/12/2016 - 2:51pm | 0 comments

A huge SWJ BZ to Irina A. Chindea.

by The Modern War Institute, by William Rothrock | Tue, 08/09/2016 - 2:28pm | 0 comments

Dumping large sums of money into solutions that have provided no relief will only weaken the current state.

by Robert Bunker | Tue, 08/02/2016 - 5:13am | 0 comments

A Vortex Foundation and Small Wars Journal--El Centro Book.

by Robert Bunker | Sun, 07/24/2016 - 1:35am | 0 comments

Dr. Paul Rexton Kan, a SWJ--El Centro fellow and professor of National Security Studies, US Army War College, has recently published the new book Drug Trafficking and International Security.

by The New York Times | Sun, 07/24/2016 - 1:25am | 0 comments

“Dramatic portrayals of Mexican crime kings, which began as zany B-grade movies, have evolved into wildly popular soap operas, best-selling novels and major Hollywood productions.”

by The Wall Street Journal | Fri, 07/22/2016 - 7:47pm | 0 comments

“For many of the 6,800 FARC combatants scattered across Colombia’s hinterland, a new and, in some ways, more daunting phase lies just ahead - peace.”

by SWJ Editors | Fri, 05/20/2016 - 2:54pm | 0 comments

Continue on for a link to the interview.

by Molly Molloy | Tue, 05/10/2016 - 12:51pm | 0 comments

SWJ El Centro Fellow Molly Molloy shares her thoughts on the possible imminent extradition of El Chapo Guzmán.

by John P. Sullivan | Thu, 03/17/2016 - 3:27am | 1 comment

SWJ-EL Centro Fellow Nate Jones just published the book Mexico's Illicit Drug Networks and the State Reaction.

by The Strategic Studies Institute | Wed, 03/16/2016 - 12:05am | 1 comment

“This monograph creates a proposed insurgency typology divided into legacy, contemporary, and emergent and potential insurgency forms, and provides strategic implications.”