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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 SWJ Editors | Wed, 06/02/2021 - 4:06pm | 0 comments
Small Wars Journal-El Centro Senior Fellows Robert J. Bunker and John P. Sullivan along with analyst David A. Kuhn, and SWJ-El Centro Associate Alma Kehavarz look at the evolving use of explosives in Mexico's criminal insurgencies and crime wars in a new article at Counter-IED Report. 
by SWJ Editors | Sat, 05/29/2021 - 11:42pm | 0 comments
This infographic expands upon the discussion of hybrid threats found in Paulina Rios Maya's paper "The Narco Hybrid-Threat" at Small Wars Journal. That paper posited that the rapid development of tactics used by Mexican narco-cartels has allowed these organisations to build a solid structure of influence. A structure that has amplified their efforts to coerce the state while increasing their capacity to dislocate social life and erode state institutions. That paper concluded that criminal cartel's posed hybridd threats.
by SWJ Editors | Thu, 05/20/2021 - 12:01am | 0 comments
Call for Book Chapters: Human Trafficking in Africa, Latin America, and the Caribbean: A Comparative and Historical Analysis Editors: Michael R. Hall, José de Arimatéia da Cruz, and Sabella O. Abidde
by SWJ Editors | Wed, 05/19/2021 - 10:52pm | 0 comments
Call for Book Chapters: Terrorism in Africa, Latin America, and the Caribbean: A Comparative Analysis Editors: José de Arimatéia da Cruz, Michael Hall, and Sabella O. Abidde
by Robert Muggah | Fri, 05/07/2021 - 12:19am | 1 comment
by Daniel Weisz | Sat, 04/24/2021 - 5:01pm | 0 comments
by Daniel Weisz | Thu, 04/22/2021 - 11:34pm | 0 comments
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 | 0 comments
by Paulina Rios Maya  | Thu, 03/18/2021 - 12:06am | 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.