Arrests Show Arrival of Barrio 18 Gang in Italy

Written by Arron Daugherty and James BargentThursday, 24 September 2015 MS13 Barrio 18 Criminal Migration Barrio 18 members arrested in Italy The recent capture of alleged Barrio 18 gang members in Italy confirms the spread of the Central American mara gangs in Europe, but questions remains as to whether this means they are now truly... Continue Reading →

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Saudi Arabia Travel Warning

The Department of State urges U.S. citizens to carefully consider the risks of traveling to Saudi Arabia.  There have been attacks on U.S. citizens and other Western expatriates within the past year and there continue to be reports of threats against U.S. citizens and other Westerners, as well as sites frequented by them. There have... Continue Reading →

Europe’s Migration Crisis

Migrants and refugees streaming into Europe from Africa, the Middle East, and South Asia have presented European leaders and policymakers with their greatest challenge since the debt crisis. The International Organization for Migration calls Europe the most dangerous destination for irregular migration in the world, and the Mediterranean the world's most dangerous border crossing. Yet... Continue Reading →

The Fall of Guatemala’s President

CIACS Arms Trafficking Guatemala CIACS Organized Crime Groups Guatemala Groups Guatemala's 40-year civil war laid the groundwork for many criminal organizations, including several that spawned from state intelligence and military services. These organizations, collectively known as Illegal Clandestine Security Apparatuses (Cuerpos Ilegales y Aparatos Clandestinos de Seguridad - CIACS), are still operational, assisting in drug... Continue Reading →

Mexican Internal Security Policy Failures

Written by Arron DaughertySunday, 06 September 2015 Mexico Security Policy Mexico President Enrique Peña Nieto Mexico President Enrique Peña Nieto touted security accomplishments in his State of Union speech. Some of his claims need some serious scrutiny. Mexico President Enrique Peña Nieto's state-of-the-union address In his third State of the Union address the President acknowledged the... Continue Reading →

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