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Mexico City: Surveillance Technologies in New Urban Battlespaces

December 4, 2018

By Luis Losada Simón-Ricart 4 December 2018   Over the past few years, Mexico has significantly increased the number of CCTV systems in its security forces in an attempt to combat crime. This has led to a complicated discussion on the relationship between security and liberty in security studies, and it raises the question of … Continue reading “Mexico City: Surveillance Technologies in New Urban Battlespaces”


Strife Series on Grand Strategy, part V: A Machiavellian approach towards Mexico’s strategic dilemmas

December 23, 2016

By: llexis Herrera On 31 August 2016, when the President of Mexico announced that he would receive Donald J. Trump that very day to hold a private meeting at the Official Residence of “Los Pinos”, few in Mexico believed what they were witnessing. Their own President had recognised the political stature of a foreign political … Continue reading “Strife Series on Grand Strategy, part V: A Machiavellian approach towards Mexico’s strategic dilemmas”


Strife Series on Grand Strategy, Introduction: Whither Grand Strategy?

December 9, 2016

By: John A. Pennell In light of recent Western political developments—“Brexit,” Trump’s U.S. electoral victory, rise of populist and/or far-right movements across Europe—coupled with an assertive China, a resurgent Russia, bolder actions from Iran and North Korea, continued terrorist threats from ISIS and its affiliates, and an ongoing refugee crisis emanating from Africa and the … Continue reading “Strife Series on Grand Strategy, Introduction: Whither Grand Strategy?”


Organised crime and terrorism Part IV: Setting examples: Violence as communication in Mexico’s Cartel War

February 19, 2016

This is the fourth, and final, piece in Strife’s four-part series exploring the relationship between organised crime and terrorism in a 21st century security environment. The first, second, and third parts can be found here, here, and here, respectively. By: Joe Atkins Too often, some conflicts attract attention only when something abnormally brutal happens. This occurred … Continue reading “Organised crime and terrorism Part IV: Setting examples: Violence as communication in Mexico’s Cartel War”


Why the Israeli “wall” is a flawed model for the U.S.-Mexican border

December 1, 2015

By: Lauren Mellinger Since announcing his candidacy for president of the United States, Republican candidate (and occasional front-runner for the GOP nomination) businessman Donald Trump has chosen to make reforming American immigration policy a primary focus of his campaign. Central to his plan is the construction of a wall spanning the U.S.-Mexican border. During the … Continue reading “Why the Israeli “wall” is a flawed model for the U.S.-Mexican border”


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