Threats

What a Small ISIS Cell in Trinidad is Teaching SOUTHCOM

Just because a country is relatively small doesn’t diminish the threat, or the difficulty of mustering a counter-effort.

Threats

Denied Wall Funding, Trump Sends National Guard to Southern Border

Details are still being hashed out, but previous presidents’ decisions to do the same offer clues about what’s to come.

Threats

Beijing Has Started Giving Latin American Generals ‘Lavish,’ All-Expenses-Paid Trips to China

Inspired by the U.S.’s own programs to train and befriend foreign officers at American military institutions, Beijing is wooing the militaries of the U.S.’s neighbors.

Policy

In Mexico, Mattis Plays Down Political Rhetoric, Seeks to Build Trust

Defense Secretary Mattis touts "a growing relationship built on trust and respect" between the U.S. and Mexican militaries.

Threats

SOUTHCOM: ‘ISIS Is In the Western Hemisphere’

They’re not fighters returning from Iraq and Syria, says Adm. Kurt Tidd; they’re Latin Americans who became radicalized online.

Ideas

Six Steps to Starting Over After a Civil War

How do you dismantle the animosities of a half-century war and create peace in a country known for its absence?

Ideas

Central Americans May Be Ready for Their Own Arab Spring

The spread of gangs, the U.S. narcotics trade, and rampant corruption are major factors contributing to mass migration and alarmingly high levels of violence.

Threats

Why Colombia's War Against the FARC Isn't Over Yet

After decades of violence, peace may be on the horizon for 2016.

Policy

Pentagon Wraps Up Colorado Search for Gitmo North

Pending report to go to the Defense Secretary before the White House, then on to Congress.

Business

What If Canada Doesn’t Buy the F-35?

The F/A-18 Super Hornet could be the RCAF’s next top fighter if the new Liberal government keeps its vow to jettison the Joint Strike Fighter.

Ideas

The Intel Community Needs A Better Media Strategy

As press watchdogs stiffen their spines, intel agencies must decide what secrets truly need protecting and why.

Policy

Closing Guantanamo Tops Havana’s To-Do List

The U.S.-Cuba relationship may be thawing, but Congress may be the only one who can melt the iceberg that is the U.S. military prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.

Business

The US and Cuba Reestablish Diplomatic Relations

After decades of estrangement, Washington and Havana formally reopened embassies on Monday.

Policy

Will 'National Security Threat' Venezuela Derail Obama's Aims in Latin America?

As Latin American leaders gather in Panama, Venezuela is blaming all its problems on the United States.

Threats

US Military Concerned ISIS Fighters Returning to Caribbean Could Reach Border

A top US commander warns Caribbean and South American countries are unable to track 100 foreign fighters that could return from Syria.

Science & Tech

Why Brazil Put Its Military In Charge of Cyber Security

Brazil's military approach to cyber insecurity is consistent with a broader effort to find a role for the Brazilian armed forces in the 21st century. By Robert Muggah and Misha Glenny

Policy

Obama Sidelines Mexico Security Issues During Presidential Visit

The U.S.-Mexico security partnership is threatened by accusations of corruption and human rights abuses. By Molly O’Toole

Ideas

Obama's Handling of Castro Is a New Blueprint for Dealing With Dictators

Dictators are fickle creatures, but not all that difficult to figure out. By Jake Flanagin

Threats

Why Sanctions on Iran Are Not at All Like the Embargo on Cuba

Havana and Tehran are very, very different—and here's why the Obama administration’s approach to U.S. sanctions should be, too. By Bobby Ghosh

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