VRIC Monitor | “Maximum Pressure March” against Maduro regime in Venezuela

VRIC Monitor | “Maximum Pressure March” against Maduro regime in Venezuela

The VRIC Monitor is a one-of-a-kind, monthly report from the Center for a Secure Free Society tracking extra-regional influence in Latin America. VRIC stands for Venezuela, Russia, Iran, China where Venezuela repr

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VRIC Monitor: March 2019

VRIC Monitor: March 2019

The VRIC Monitor is a one-of-a-kind, monthly report from SFS tracking extra-regional influence in Latin America. VRIC stands for Venezuela, Russia, Iran, China where Venezuela represents the country itself, but als

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Financial Nexus Of Terrorism, Drug Trafficking, and Organized Crime

Financial Nexus Of Terrorism, Drug Trafficking, and Organized Crime

Joseph Humire testifies in a hearing by the House Financial Services Subcommittee on Terrorism and Illicit Finance on the "Financial nexus of terrorism, drug trafficking, and organized crime" held on Tuesday, March 20,

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Suriname: The New Paradigm of a Criminalized State

Suriname: The New Paradigm of a Criminalized State

March 2017 • Issue 3 by Douglas Farah and Kathryn Babineau Paramaribo, Suriname—An isolated country on the Caribbean coast of South America, Suriname, has long been identified as an ideal “transit zone

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Europe damaged by careless immigration

Europe damaged by careless immigration

The enemy is now within. In Europe, anyway, and specifically in Belgium. The Brussels' neighborhood of Molenbeek has become a base for radical Islamic terrorism in Europe. The 2004 Madrid subway bombings — the deadli

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Arab Spring’s hope gave way to disaster

Arab Spring’s hope gave way to disaster

Five years ago, pro-democracy protesters took to the streets in cities across the Middle East, in a movement that came to be called the Arab Spring. Authoritarian dictatorships in Tunisia, Egypt, Libya and Syria were sud

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Feeling the China Effect Globally

Feeling the China Effect Globally

One indicator of China’s ascent as a global power is its ability to have an economic impact far beyond its border. In today’s world, events in China, both positive and negative, are affecting nearly every continent.

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From Crisis to Response: Assessing Canada’s Fast-Track Refugee Policy

From Crisis to Response: Assessing Canada’s Fast-Track Refugee Policy

March 2016 • Issue 1 Canada’s policy to admit 25,000 Syrian refugees by February 29, 2016, and another 25,000 by December 31, 2016, has been the cause of both fanfare and contention. While Prime Minister Jus

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