26 - 28 March, 2019
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South America and Caribbean Defence & Security: In Numbers [Infographic]

CABSEC 16 will be taking place in Colombia in 2016, bringing the South American, Caribbean and international security decision-makers together in one place to tackle discuss the countering of mutual threats. To provide perspective, we look at some of the latest figures relevant to this region, fr ...

Security in the Caribbean and Latin America

The Caribbean and Latin American region share significant security concerns relating to crime, terrorism, the economy and the environment. Owing to the interconnectivity of these issues and the potential damage they can cause to the wider region, they require inter-agency cooperation and trans-na ...

The civil-military partnership during hurricanes Irma and Maria response: A Rescue Global case study

The international response to hurricanes Irma and Maria in 2017 came from all sides, from militaries to international organisations. Rescue Global was one of the latter and worked with all si ...

Ensuring security in the Caribbean: Challenges and opportunities

The Jamaica Defence Force is officially supporting this year's CABSEC/SAMSEC conference and it seemed fitting to get expert insight into the nation's security challenges and their resulting future requirements.In this exclusive interview with Major General Rocky Meade, Chief o ...

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Take a look at the CABSEC and SAMSEC 2018 forum attendees so far!

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Paradise Regained: Why Defense and Security Companies are Finding New Business in the Caribbean Sea

In spite of progress, security efforts in the Caribbean and South America are far from won. Indeed, the nexus between transnational organized crime and extremist organizations continues to pose a global threat as much as remaining a critical risk for countries within this region. The impact of a terrorist incident, aside to...

CABSEC Through the Years

Take a look at the topics, speakers and sessions from the past three years of CABSEC, where the summit has been supported by The Ministry of National Security and the Royal Bahamas Defence Force (2015) and the Barbados Defence Force (2014). 

On the Throes of Transition: Terrorism, Analysis and Action

Serena Joseph-Harris, CEO of Sirius International, presents this collection of papers themed “On the Throes of Transition,” discussing the topic of terrorism and promising to serve as a medium of exchange among defense planners, policy makers and intelligence analysts. It offers an empirically framed rationale for medium to long-term counter-terrorism...

Transnational threats and violent social movements in the Caribbean

"ISIL has recruits from over 100 countries. Large numbers from Belgium and France but proportionately it also has a significant number from the Caribbean – specifically Trinidad and Tobago. This is not a coincidence or an aside. This is a major issue to be dealt with for two reasons: ISIL...

8 Notable Security Influencers in the Western Hemisphere

Defence IQ explores some of the key stimuli for security enhancement in Latin America and the Caribbean, as threats ranging from illegal fishing to narcotrafficking continue to demand an effective, multi-agency response…