Featured article: Enabling Tax Payments: A Novel Approach to Reducing Violence and Poverty in El Salvador by Ann Low Poorly organized governments collect insufficient revenue to pay for police forces and civil administrations whose staff are consistently well trained, highly motivated, and immune from bribery. Inadequate tax collections generate weak… Read More
Inside this issue: Features The Economics of Trade and National Security David A. Anderson Enabling Tax Payments: A Novel Approach to Reducing Violence and Poverty in El Salvador Ann Low Very Small Satellites: A Mechanism for the Early Detection of Mass Atrocities Dani Redmon Understanding the Challenges and Stakeholders in… Read More
Featured article: Blending U.S. Strategy for Engagement in Central America with Foreign Internal Defense by Daniel E. Ward The current security situation in the Northern Triangle of Central America (comprised of El Salvador, Honduras, and Guatemala) and southern Mexico is progressively deteriorating and not necessarily because of a lack of… Read More
Leaders from several Central American countries, Canada, and the European Union gathered in Miami, Florida for the Conference on Prosperity and Security in Central America from June 15 to June 16. The conference focused on the Northern Triangle (El Salvador, Guatamala, and Honduras), and was co-hosted by Vice President Mike… Read More
In May the Atlantic Council published a report that focuses on Central America’s Northern Triangle – El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras – and how trafficking, violence, and economic troubles in the area effect U.S. national security, primarily along the U.S. southern border. According to the report, U.S. assistance to the… Read More
In February, the U.S. Agency for International Development announced several new partnerships aimed at supporting scientists in developing countries, combating crime and violence, and improving response to humanitarian challenges...