Analysis

Strategic analysis carried out by national and international experts in security and defense.

The Chinese fishing army: a threat to Latin America

By: Andrés González Martin (17/03/2021).

In 2020, the Ecuadorian press, concerned about the presence of an unusual number of Chinese fishing boats off its coast, reported that the total Chinese high seas fleet (DWF) exceeded 3,000 vessels.1 Recent assessments have estimated China’s offshore fishing fleet at between 1,600 and 3,400 vessels, although it is unclear whether the Chinese government has a complete picture of their size.2

Internet and hybrid conflicts: a new scenario of confrontation

By: María Ana Leal (10/03/2021).

During the last decade, criminal organizations have been taking advantage of the new digital environments to achieve part of their objectives, such as recruiting young audiences (through a media establishment of the so-called “narcoculture” presented as an attractive way of life), transmitting communications to the political sector, sending threatening messages to other organizations, demonstrating power and territorial control, among others.

Defense and Security: The Need to March toward a New Paradigm

By: Matías Lobos (03/02/2021).

In this article, the author addresses the need to propose and implement a new security paradigm in Latin America, which does not contemplate a categorical differentiation between the areas of internal security and national defense. This view take into account the contemporary reality regarding the evolution of transnational crime while it diffuses the existing borders between the areas mentioned.

The new geopolitics: Prospective approach of national power

By: Manuel Paz Ramos (03/03/2021).

The article analyzes how the new geopolitics consolidates planning between national policy and foreign policy. In this sense, prospective studies, especially in the Defense Sector, must take these studies into account, mainly in the economic, technological, environmental and development fields.

The struggles for hegemony and the new virtualized world

By: Manolo Eduardo Villagra (11/02/2021).

In this article, the author analyzes the hegemonic struggle as a cyclical social phenomenon in which the countries with greater power use different instruments and strategies to gain dominance. Currently, these struggles are developed within the framework of a new paradigm such as virtual society in the context of COVID-19, against which competing countries have had to adapt, generating a process of global restructuring.

Cyberspace: The Wild West?

By: Adolfo Arreola (26/01/2021).

In this article, the author analyzes the difficulties that exist in cyberspace, due to its own characteristics and the lack of a comprehensive international regulation for the attribution of cyber attacks, as well as to respond adequately to attempts to damage or destroy communication systems, command and control by wicked actors.

Morococha Population Resettlement: Problem or Possibility?

By: Alicia González (24/01/2021).

In this article, the author describes the process of population resettlement in the city of Morococha, in the province of Yauli – Junín, and analyzes the problems involved in moving the inhabitants to a new city, taking into account the social, economic and community dimensions. Likewise, the potential improvement of the population’s living conditions is analyzed, as well as the creation of a sense of belonging in a new area. All this, within the framework of disaster risk management, and under the support of the corrective management process carried out by the National Center for the Estimation, Prevention and Reduction of Disaster Risk (CENEPRED). The article concludes with a balance of the successes and mistakes made in the resettlement process, both by the residents and by the mining company, eight years after it began.

Westlessness: The world is less and less western

Por: Francisco José Dacoba Cerviño (24/01/2020).

The speeches of the main world leaders in the last editions of the Munich Security Conference have revealed many and profound discrepancies when assessing the world situation. Discrepancies not only between Western representatives and those of other powers, which is still understandable, but also between leaders on both sides of the Atlantic. This trend has been substantiated in the 2020 edition, which has been convened under the disturbing slogan of “Westlessness, de-Westernization.”