New Report on Central American Instability

Bruneau Occasional Paper
July 14, 2016

Intelligence fusion centers may be the type of security apparatus that countries in the Northern Triangle need to combat organized crime according to Dr. Thomas Bruneau. In the most recent Perry Center Occasional Paper, Dr. Bruneau, a distinguished Professor Emeritus of National Security Affairs at the Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) and longtime analyst of Latin American studies, suggests that interagency coordination among security forces would help streamline national efforts to reduce violence and control gangs.

In particular, fusion centers would permit police, military, and justice officials to share real-time intelligence. Interagency fusion centers are widely used in the United States to synchronize counter terrorism efforts. Dr. Bruneau also suggests that a network of intelligence sharing between countries in the region could help combat transnational threats that have made Northern Triangle countries the most dangerous in the world.