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Primer on Sociopolitical and Military Developments on the U.S.-Mexico Border

This compilation of works consists mainly of articles from Military Review, publications authored by the Combat Studies Institute, monographs from students at the Command and General Staff College, and selected works from other sources for which we have permission to reproduce.

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Mexico’s Fight against Transnational Organized Crime

Mexico’s Fight against Transnational Organized Crime

By Dr. R. Evan Ellis

The author discusses Mexico's security challenges and its progress in combatting criminal groups and associated flows of illegal goods, and he offers recommendations for U.S. policy makers regarding support for our southern neighbor.

Published as an Online Exclusive Article, 24 May 2018.

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Mexico’s Fight against Transnational Organized Crime

Mexico

Failing State or Emerging Democracy

By Major Juan P. Nava, U.S. Army

Mexico will not fail despite serious economic challenges, increasing voter apathy, and an ongoing struggle with transnational criminal organizations.

Published in the MArch-April 2011 Edition of Military Review, p 31.

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Threat Analysis: Organized Crime and Narco-Terrorism in Northern Mexico

Threat Analysis:

Organized Crime and Narco-Terrorism in Northern Mexico

By Gordon James Knowles Ph.D.

Below America’s southern border, conditions are ripe for spawning potential mechanisms of terrorism directed at United States citizens. Awareness and cooperation with Mexican authorities are essential for controlling the threat.

Published in the January-February 2008 Edition of Military Review, p 73.

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A Troubled Past: The Army and Security on the Mexican Border, 1915-1917

A Troubled Past:

The Army and Security on the Mexican Border, 1915-1917

By Thomas A. Bruscino Jr.

The tempestuous historical border relationships between the United States and Mexico have always been complex.

Published in the July-August 2008 Edition of Military Review, p 31.

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