Why Did Costa Rica Really Abolish Its Military?
Politics, not pacifism, led the country to eliminate its armed forces in a decision that still resonates today.
All Eyes on Brazil’s Military as Election Approaches
Amid fears Bolsonaro may try to prevent a peaceful transition, generals emerge as key power brokers.
AMLO’s Broken Campaign Promise: Demilitarizing Mexico
Two years into his term, the president’s celebration of promises left out a big one.
El creciente protagonismo de las mujeres en los ejércitos del hemisferio
Las mujeres son clave para reforzar la seguridad de todos.
The Rising Role of Women in the Hemisphere’s Militaries
Women are key to making security stronger for everyone.
The Urgent Need to Reform Colombia’s Security Policies
Another mass killing shows the need for a greater civilian role in policing.
The Backlash Against Brazil’s Politicized Military
A proposal prohibiting active-duty personnel from government positions has found some support among the armed forces.
Venezuela’s Military: A Factor in the Upcoming Election?
Election year in Venezuela kicks off on February 12 with the governor of the state of Miranda, Henrique Capriles Radonski, comfortably leading in the polls and projected to win the opposition primary. He will face the campaign machine of President Hugo Chávez or “El Comandante,” which is marching ahead with the well-oiled efficiency of a … Read more