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:

At this moment, the fiercest, most powerful criminal organizations in the world are located in Mexico.

Starting around 2008 Russia began providing military support to Nicaragua through the provision of funds, equipment and training.

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.

It is the author’s view that the country of Colombia has evolved into what can be coined as an intractable conflict with the FARC-EP.

The actions and consequences of the Venezuelan struggle extend to all of the countries of Central America, the Caribbean, and the northern Andes.  They will especially affect the chances for...

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...

Sheriff and State Advisor Border Summits: Mexican Cartel, Gang, and Criminal Alien Security Issues

So-called “ungoverned spaces” present the United States with significant security challenges in an era characterized by “softened sovereignty."

The US must begin a serious dialogue with Mexico to propose long-term solutions to the grave situation in which the police and military forces as well as the people of Mexico find themselves.