• Publications
  • Influence
Drug Trafficking and International Security
  • P. Kan
  • Political Science
  • 18 July 2016
To say drug trafficking is destroying societies and undermining the legitimacy of states would be an understatement. Yet, despite tremendous social, economic, and political ramifications, traditional
What We’re Getting Wrong About Mexico
  • P. Kan
  • Political Science
    The US Army War College Quarterly: Parameters
  • 1 May 2011
In a meeting I had with a high, ranking military official in Afghanistan, the conversation turned to Mexico s ongoing drug violence. He exclaimed, "now there's a place that could use a dose of
Mexico’s “Narco-Refugees”: The Looming Challenge for U.S. National Security
  • P. Kan
  • Political Science
  • 1 October 2011
Abstract : Since 2006, when Mexican president Felipe Calderon declared war on the drug cartels, there has been a rise in the number of Mexican nationals seeking political asylum in the United States
Forces of Habit: Global SOF's Role in Countering Illicit Drug Trafficking
  • P. Kan
  • Political Science
  • 1 July 2014
Illicit drug trafficking is a prominent national security issue in a globalizing world. Drug trafficking intersects with major security issues such as rogue and narco-states, weak and failing states,
Malicious Peace: Violent Criminal Organizations, National Governments and Truces
  • P. Kan
  • Political Science, Law
  • 18 April 2014
Truces among violent criminal organizations, like gangs and organized crime syndicates, which occur with national government support fall into a unique gap between understandings of crime and
Criminal Sovereignty: Understanding North Korea's Illicit International Activities
Abstract : North Korea's criminal conduct-smuggling, trafficking, and counterfeiting - is well known, but the organization directing it is understudied or overlooked. Policymakers, military leaders,
Defeating the Islamic State: A Financial-Military Strategy
  • P. Kan
  • Political Science
    The US Army War College Quarterly: Parameters
  • 1 December 2014
ABSTRACT: Through oil smuggling, kidnapping, human trafficking and extortion, ISIL is one the best funded militant groups the United States has confronted. Avoiding a protracted conflict with ISIS
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