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Toward a Modern Security Policy in the Western Hemisphere

Contemporary United States security policy towards the Western Hemisphere has yet to achieve the level of strategic sophistication seen during the Cold War. Instead, much of our security orientation in the region has centered on narrow-bore, specific policy interests, namely countering drugs and terrorism, neither of which have improved the overall security of our partners in the hemisphere. In the meantime, physical security in the region continues to deteriorate. Crime and violence are rampant and transnational criminal organizations, drug traffickers, and domestic insurgencies continue to operate with impunity in many countries in the Hemisphere. Written by JGI Director Brian Fonseca and Adjunct Professor G. Alexander Crowther. (Published 2/4/2016)

The United States and Colombia: From Security Partners to Global Partners in Peace

The article, published by the Center for American Progress, examines Colombia’s journey from near state failure to the brink of historic peace with assistance from the United States and the prospects for a stronger U.S.-Colombia partnership. Written by JGI’s Director, Brian Fonseca, JGI’s Research Scientist, Dr. Jonathan Rosen, LACC’s Dr. Frank Mora, and Dan Restrepo. (Published 2/2/16)

The Obama Doctrine in the Americas

Hanna S. Kassab and Jonathan D. Rosen examine the foreign policy transition from George W. Bush to Barack H. Obama in relation to the countries of the Americas. (Published 1/16)

United States Policy in the Hemisphere: Influencing the State and Beyond

Read the new article by Director Fonseca and Dr. Mora here. (published 12/16/15)

Reversing Colombia's Security Deficit: Plan Colombia

Gordon Institute's New Director's article on the legacy of Plan Colombia. (published 11/24/15)

FARC Strategic Communications & The Colombian Peace Process

Part of the JGI/LACC/ARC/U.S. Southern Command Policy Roundtable Series, this commissioned paper explores the FARC's continued use of more traditional methods of communication, as well as their target audience, and the communication failures of both the FARC and the Government of Colombia in the context of the Columbian Peace Process. (published 7/21/15)

Assessing the Form and Impact of Russian Strategic Communications in Latin America and the Caribbean

Part of the JGI/LACC/ARC/U.S. Southern Command Policy Roundtable Series, this commissioned paper discusses Russian strategic communications and how they are used to preserve the regime in Moscow. (published 4/21/15)

The Russian Media in Latin America

Part of the JGI/LACC/ARC/U.S. Southern Command Policy Roundtable Series, this commissioned paper examines Russia's messaging in Latin America, and its role in strengthening the growing ties between Russia and Latin America. {a: (published 4/21/15)

Developing Relationships with the Cuban Military, in the Context of a Changing Cuba

Part of the JGI/LACC/ARC/U.S. Southern Command Policy Roundtable Series, this commissioned paper discusses how the initial steps toward normalizing relations with Cuba opens both opportunities and challenges for agencies of the U.S. government, including the military, as the nation moves toward more normal relations. (published 2/9/15)

U.S.-Cuba Normalizations: Strategic Impacts For U.S. National Security

Part of the JGI/LACC/ARC/U.S. Southern Command Policy Roundtable Series, this commissioned paper discusses the strategic impacts regarding the renewed relationship between the U.S. and Cuba. Piccone discusses the implications for U.S.-Cuban bilateral relations, U.S. relations in the region, and U.S. relations on the global level.

The Politics of Disaster: Tracking the Impact of Hurricane Andrew

By: David K. Twigg (published 7/5/12)

The Winds of Change? Exploring Political Effects of Hurricane Andrew*

By: David K. Twigg (published 1/1/04)