Border Security Scenario Analysis

June 20, 2018

Officer among 4 BSF personnel killed in Pakistan Rangers firing

Situation Four Border Security Force (BSF) personnel, including an officer, were killed and three others wounded in unprovoked firing by Pakistan Rangers along the International Border (IB) in Samba district of Jammu and Kashmir, a senior BSF officer said today. This is the second major ceasefire violation along the IB...

 

June 8, 2018

Disappearances on US-Mexico border rise concern on United Nations

  SITUATION   The disappearance of 21 men and 2 women between February and the 16th of May of 2018 was documented by the United Nations (UN) Human Rights Office, in Mexico. This took place in Nuevo Laredo (Tamaulipas State), however, a local human rights organization stated there have been...

 

February 21, 2018

Colombia and Ecuador boost security at shared border to fight violence

SITUATION   The governments of Colombia and Ecuador decided to ramp up security cooperation along the shared border; this decision was made as an effort to fight a spillover from Colombia’s criminal dynamics. Officials from Colombia and Ecuador announced a ramping up of joint aerial, naval and land operations against...

 

February 6, 2018

Mexican border security forces struggle with cartels for control

SITUATION   Mexican law enforcement in Reynosa struggles to gain back control from the feuding gangs that are responsible for the border war. Last year the state of Tamaulipas recorder its highest homicide peak - 805 homicides. This is a 35% increase over 2016 and the highest criminal peak since...

 

January 30, 2018

Colombia-Venezuela Border faced with shift in criminal dynamics and possible violent future

SITUATION     The Colombia- Venezuela border region has been a hub for criminal activities for years. Used for drug trafficking, contraband, and extortion, the border serves to Colombia’s most powerful organized crime groups. The current economic spiral in Venezuela, along with the existing crisis facilitates the shift of criminal...