External Faculty and Staff Publications

Russia and Latin America: Flexible, Pragmatic, and Close

Publication Date:
April 2021
Language Availability:
English
Author:
Fabiana Perera
Published By:
George C. Marshall European Center for Security Studies

Appears as Chapter 5 in "Russia's Global Reach: A Security and Statecraft Assessment."
Available for download at https://www.marshallcenter.org/sites/default/files/files/2021-04/Russia%27s_Global_Reach_A_Security_and_Statecraft_Assessment_0.pdf

The Impact of COVID-19 on the Economy, Security, and Transnational Organized Crime in the Americas

Publication Date:
2021
Language Availability:
Spanish
Author:
Celina Realuyo
Published By:
Centro de Altos Estudios Nacionales (CAEN), Peru

Professor Realuyo's contributed chapter was originally published by the Perry Center as a Regional Insight in October 2020

The Blurred Battlefield: The Perplexing Conflation of Humanitarian and Criminal Law in Contemporary Conflicts

Publication Date:
March 2021
Language Availability:
English
Author:
Patrick Paterson
Published By:
Joint Special Operations University Press

Available for download at https://jsou.libguides.com/ld.php?content_id=60453868

A New Path Uphill

Publication Date:
11 February 2021
Language Availability:
English
Author:
Celina Realuyo
Published By:
Mexico Violence Research Project

Available for download at https://www.mexicoviolence.org/post/a-new-path-uphill

The Return of the Generals? Civil-Military Relations in Latin America at Times of Pandemic

Publication Date:
10 December 2020
Language Availability:
English, Spanish
Author:
Roman Ortiz
Published By:
Elcano Royal Institute

Summary:
The recent warnings from politicians and academics about the re-emergence of Latin American military power as a threat to democracy are based on the expansion of armed missions in spheres such as the fight against drug trafficking and their role in crises such as the one that befell Bolivia. These concerns do not however reflect a reality in which armed forces have seen their resources dramatically reduced over recent decades and have come under the control of civilian governments. In reality the new role being played by the armed services has less to do with the growth in their political influence and more to do with the feeble efforts to modernise Latin America’s civilian administrations. This failure has made them a key tool for civilian governments wanting to react to a crisis, whether a public health emergency or an epidemic of crime. Under these circumstances, it is essential that the region’s governments strengthen the armed forces’ oversight and control mechanisms in order to be able to use their resources to tackle what promise to be years characterised by instability and violence in the region.

English translation available for download at https://bit.ly/384x1nP
Original Spanish language version available for download at https://bit.ly/3advvlT

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