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).
Infographic: Security in the Caribbean and Latin AmericaThe 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-national cooperation. Ahead of this year’s joint CABSEC and SAMSEC Summit (21-23 March, 2017; Panama), held with the formal support of the National Air and Naval Service of Panama (SENAN), Defence IQ provides this overview of the prescient threats facing the Americas today… View the infographic today!
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 the immediate physical threat to human lives, could well have secondary effects, such as a severe impact on tourism and local economies. Read more on the companies seizing opportunities in this regional market, offering much-needed solutions from patrol aircraft to fast boats...
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 strategies relying on political and economic context, geographical activity, the mutating nature of felonious groups like gangs, criminal deportees and drug cartels and relevant socio-economic indicators that determine those factors most closely associated with 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 operates in nodes, and ISIL is a violent transnational social movement..." Candyce Kelshall explores the reach of global terrorism to the Caribbean, a key issue for the international audience attending CABSEC 2016.
This article first appeared in BUCSIS.
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, from national spending figures and the fight against the illegal narcotics trade to the presence of OPVs and maritime patrol aircraft. Download this infographic for an eye-opening overview...
8 Notable Security Influencers in the Western HemisphereDefence IQ explores some of the key stimuli for security enhancement in Latin America and the Caribbean, as threats ranging from illegal fishing to narcotrafficking continues to demand an effective, multi-agency response...
Maritime to Cyber: How the US perceives Caribbean Security
Stephen L. Caldwell is the outgoing Director of Homeland Security at the US Government Accountability Office. He has 30 years of experience evaluating national security programmes for Congress, and is an internationally recognized expert on maritime and supply chain security. Ahead of his briefing at this year’s CABSEC 15 Summit, Defence IQ’s Richard de Silva asked him just where the United States stands when it comes to providing a safer environment south-east of the border...
7 Hard Facts to Consider About Maritime Security in the Caribbean
Does the world fully comprehend the scale of the maritime security challenge facing the Caribbean in the coming years? Are we, as a community, fully aware of the long-term effects of the illegal narcotics trade in this region? Are we any closer to finding affordable and cooperative solutions to the emerging and re-emerging threats? Consider these facts ahead of the discussions to take place at CABSEC 2015.
Infographic: 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-national cooperation. Ahead of this year’s joint CABSEC and SAMSEC Summit (21-23 March, 2017; Panama), held with the formal support of the National Air and Naval Service of Panama (SENAN), Defence IQ provides this overview of the prescient threats facing the Americas today… View the infographic today!