Military Culture Series

FIU’s Jack D. Gordon Institute for Public Policy and the Kimberly Green Latin American and Caribbean Center have launched a new series examining the cultures of militaries across Latin America and the Caribbean. Building on Brian Fonseca and Eduardo A. Gamarra’s edited volume titled Culture and National Security in the Americas (Lexington Books, 2017) featuring top scholars in the field, the ongoing military culture series examines internal and external factors that shape contemporary institutional identities. Scholars from around the hemisphere have joined FIU in assessing the impact of history, culture, politics, economics, and geography in shaping the dominant values, attitudes, and behaviors of military institutions today.

Ecuadorian Military Culture by John Polga-Hecimovich

Brazilian Military Culture by Luis Bitencourt

Peruvian Military Culture by Frank O. Mora, Brian Fonseca, and Juan Carlos Liendo

Argentine Military Culture by Frank O. Mora, Brian Fonseca and Pablo Atencio

Nicaraguan Military Culture by Randy Pestana and Brian Latell

Venezuelan Military Culture by Brian Fonseca, John Polga-Hecimovich and Harold A. Trinkunas

Honduran Military Culture by Orlando J. Perez and Randy Pestana

Cuban Military Culture by Frank O. Mora, Brian Fonseca and Brian Latell


Trends 2030 Reports

The Latin America Trends 2030: Political, Economic and Security Outlook paper series assesses challenges and opportunities in Latin America and the Caribbean and projects what the region will look like in 2030. Examined trends in five key areas—governance, economics, security, demographics, and technological shifts— as well as wild card scenarios that could drastically alter trajectories in Latin America and the Caribbean. For the Caribbean, wild cards include natural/manmade disasters & external state actors.

Caribbean 2030

Central America 2030

South America 2030