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Mexico Security Memo: A New Conflict in Northern Sinaloa
A group with unclear allegiances appears to be responsible for escalating violence in the state.
Mexico Security Memo: Challenges to the Knights Templar in Michoacan
The cartel is in conflict with self-defense groups as well as the Cartel de Jalisco Nueva Generacion.
Evolving U.S.-Mexico Relations and Obama's Visit
Future cooperation between the two countries will focus heavily on bilateral economic possibilities.
Mexico Security Memo: Renewed Violence in Central Chihuahua State
The region is endangered by its proximity to drug routes and to turf wars.
Mexico Security Memo: Torreon Leader Arrested, Violence in Tijuana
The arrest of the leader of a local criminal group is unlikely to reduce violence in Torreon.
Mexico's Drug War: Balkanization Leads to Regional Challenges
The trend toward polarization, with the cartel landscape largely split between the Sinaloa Federation and Los Zetas, has been reversed.
Mexico Security Memo: Rising Violence in Cancun
The Gulf cartel appears to be continuing its push into the popular tourist destination.
Mexico Security Memo: More Signs of the Sinaloa Federation in Tamaulipas
Narcomantas suggest the group may again be seeking to control Nuevo Laredo.
Mexican Cartels: Cartel de Jalisco Nueva Generacion
Mexico Security Memo: Implications of a Gulf Cartel Consolidation
Though intercartel violence could drop, renewed fighting may erupt as Gulf rivals pursue their interests.
Second Quarter Forecast 2013
Financial and political constraints will make it harder for many governments to maintain balance in the coming months.
Mexico: The 'New Narco-Reality' Is Already Here
Easing government investigations into drug crimes will do little to lessen violence in the country.
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China's Opportunities in Taiwanese-Philippine Tensions
U.S., Mexico: The Decline of the Colorado River
Syria: Unintended Consequences of Israeli Airstrikes