Organized Crime News

The Russian Center

Jan 28, 2016
Conjecture about some meaningful driver of Russian behavior has been common among both foreign watchers of Russia and Russians themselves. The problem is, it is hard to tell whether the Kremlin is being rational or ideological, writes Maxim Trudolyubov.

Five Security Priorities for Mexico

Jan 27, 2016
There is a clear consensus among security experts and academics that Mexico's violence issues are reviving. To improve security and reduce crime, Mexico must focus its policy efforts in five priority areas.

U.S.-Mexico Cooperation in Drug War

Jan 20, 2016
Duncan Wood talked with C-SPAN's Washington Journal about the recapture of El Chapo.

El Chapo Set to Be Extradited to the U.S.

Jan 12, 2016
Duncan Wood talks to CNNi about the arrest of El Chapo and the questions surrounding his interview with Sean Penn.

Mexican Mayor Assassinated: Implications for the Debate Over the Organization of Police Forces

Jan 06, 2016
Mexico Institute Director Duncan Wood believes the assassination of Mayor Gisela Mota could have implications for the ongoing debate over how to organize Mexico’s police forces.

El Chapo Continues to Evade Capture

Oct 22, 2015
The infamous “El Chapo” Guzman continues to evade capture. Mexico Institute Director Duncan Wood provides perspective on efforts to find the elusive drug lord.

An Afghan Prison Break That Shouldn’t Surprise Anyone

Sep 14, 2015
"Ghazni represents something close to a worst-case scenario for Kabul and its allies in Washington: a province where state authority and control are collapsing in the face of relentless Taliban assaults." said Michael Kugelman

Security Strategies to Combat Drug Violence in Mexico

Aug 24, 2015
This infographic compares President Enrique Peña Nieto and former president Felipe Calderón's security strategies to combat drug violence in Mexico.

Violent Crime Plagues Businesses in Mexico

Aug 24, 2015
Beyond the human tragedy wrought by violent crime, its detrimental effects on businesses and economies can also devastate communities. This expert take discusses these effects on businesses in Mexico.

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