UKRAINE. In Search of “Traitors”: Targets of Russian Special Services in Crimea and on Mainland Ukraine

by Kseniya Kirillova – Journalist. Analyst. Writer. On Monday of last week, the Security Service of Ukraine officially announced that they thwarted an attempted kidnapping of a Russian citizen who has lived in Ukraine since 2014 when he moved there “in disagreement with the Kremlin’s aggressive policy.” The agency’s website reported that Russian special services… Read More

LATIN AMERICA. How the 2018 Summit of the Americas can still make a difference

By Evan Ellis – Assistant Professor of National Security The article was written before the missile strike in Syria, and doesn’t capture the impact of the action on the summit agenda, I believe that the basic analysis of the conservative trend in the region is consistent with what happened at the summit, and the article’s arguments… Read More

MEXICO. The evolution of security challenges in Mexico

by Evan Ellis – Assistant Professor of National Security From February 19-28, I had the opportunity to travel to Mexico City to speak with academics and officials in the Mexican defense sector, regarding the evolution of challenges of transnational organized crime and insecurity in the country, and the work of the Mexican government to combat it. … Read More

ARGENTINA. Latin America’s history, a tragedy that went on for years while the world averted its gaze.

by Martin Edwin Andersen – Writer. Historian. Strategic Communications Specialist The New York Times: “‘Dossier Secreto’ is a sort of ‘Nunca Mas’ with a thesis. Like the Argentine report, this book by a former Argentine-based reporter for Newsweek and The Washington Post chronicles one of the grimmest chapters in Latin America’s history, a tragedy that went… Read More

DOMINICAN REPUBLIC. Defense and Security Challenges

By Evan Ellis – Assistant Professor of National Security In mid-2017, a delegation of US congressmen traveled to Santo Domingo to meet with senior Dominican officials and to discuss important matters involving security and development challenges in the country.    In fulfillment of Public Law 114-29, approved by the U.S. Congress in December 2016, the U.S. Department of State has been working… Read More