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:
Small Wars Journal and El Centro is saddened to announce the death of George W. Grayson.
Our fourth SWJ El Centro anthology in the series (covering most of 2014) is out.
Derived from the location of where the armored vehicles were found, it is believed that they belong to a faction of the Cartel del Golfo. (In Spanish and English)
... relatively sophisticated nautical craft beneath the waves – we need to understand their capabilities and intent. This volume is a fine start. - Admiral James Stavridis, USN (Ret)
At this moment, the fiercest, most powerful criminal organizations in the world are located in Mexico.
Small Wars Journal El Centro Senior Fellow Dr. Robert Bunker Wins The Elihu Root Prize.
The crushing of protests by ordinary citizens follows a pattern of violence stretching back to 1968.
The number of American cities that have the presence of at least one of the seven major Mexican Drug Cartels have more than tripled since 2010...
The "black market" accounts for a quarter of Mexico's GDP and employs more than half its workforce. The numbers illustrate a failure of public policy and raise a red flag for the future.
Gov. Rick Perry said Wednesday that sending National Guard troops to the Texas-Mexico border will defend not just his home state but the entire nation.
The lessons of counterinsurgency and nation-building in Colombia can also apply to the Arab world.
Mexican Cartel Tactical Note #21: Cartel Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs)
"This monograph demonstrates that a combination of high quantity and high quality USSOF engagement bolstered Colombian capacity."
The Transnational Gang Threat - Part 1: Joining Forces to Meet the Challenge - FBI
This work marks the 3rd Small Wars Journal-El Centro anthology.