Author profile: W. Alejandro Sanchez

Alejandro Sanchez Nieto is a researcher who focuses on geopolitics, military and cyber security issues in the Western Hemisphere. He is a regular contributor for IHS Jane’s Defense Weekly, the Center for International Maritime Security, Blouin News, and Living in Peru, among others. His analyses have appeared in numerous refereed journals including Small Wars and Insurgencies, Defence Studies, The Journal of Slavic Military Studies, European Security, Perspectivas and Studies in Conflict and Terrorism. His Twitter is @W_Alex_Sanchez.

Pop Culture and Latin America’s Conflicts

Pop Culture and Latin America’s Conflicts

Militaries and police forces can win wars, but the television and cinematographic industries are critical components that will determine whether or not they will be remembered as heroes.

Suicide Squad, Atrocity Crimes and the International Criminal Court

Suicide Squad, Atrocity Crimes and the International Criminal Court

While ‘War Crimes’ is a fictional story, prosecuting atrocity crimes in the real world remains a complex, and sometimes infuriatingly slow, process.

DAVOS/SWITZERLAND, 26JAN06 - FR: Angelina Jolie, UNHCR Goodwill Ambassador, Brad Pitt and Kofi Annan, Secretary-General, United Nations, New York with his spouse leaving the session 'A New Mindset for the UN' at the Annual Meeting 2006 of the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, January 26, 2006. 
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Angelina Jolie Pitt at LSE: Can Actors Be Effective Educators?

Publicity should not be a reason to stop good intentions; like those of a renowned actress with a strong commitment to raising awareness about refugees.

Movie Review – ‘Hail, Caesar!’ and the Red Menace

Movie Review – ‘Hail, Caesar!’ and the Red Menace

‘Hail, Caesar!”s major contribution to the IR field is to remind us that the current tensions between the two global powers are nothing new.

Review – The Man From U.N.C.L.E.

Review – The Man From U.N.C.L.E.

The Man From U.N.C.L.E. provides an opportunity for IR scholars to experience a fictionalized account of global security cooperation during the 1960s in this new movie.

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A Non-Violent Conflict: The Venezuela-Guyana Dispute

Warfare may not come, but it is clear that inter-state disputes among the two countries over territory and resources will not end anytime soon.

Geopolitical Considerations of the NATO-Colombia Cooperation Agreement

Geopolitical Considerations of the NATO-Colombia Cooperation Agreement

Placing the NATO-Colombia security cooperation agreement into the context of Latin American geopolitical and geosecurity affairs offers useful insights into its significance.

Game of Thrones and State Behavior

Game of Thrones and State Behavior

The Game of Thrones TV show and novels have become appealing to scholars as they touch on theoretical concepts and issues central to IR, and feature parallels to real-world events.

Moldova and NATO: Expansion Stops at the Dniester River?

Moldova and NATO: Expansion Stops at the Dniester River?

Moldova is one of the few European countries that is not a member of NATO. There is little that Chisinau may be able to contribute to the Alliance to make it desirable as a member.

Did BLACKSEAFOR Ever Have a Chance?

Did BLACKSEAFOR Ever Have a Chance?

At the operational level, the Black Sea Naval Cooperation Task Group has been relatively successful. Nevertheless, the goal to serve as a security confidence building mechanism never had a chance to succeed given the nature of the region’s geopolitics.

Defining Mexico’s Zapatista Army of National Liberation

Defining Mexico’s Zapatista Army of National Liberation

The Zapatistas are arguably the first localist group that has emerged in Latin America and it is debatable whether the same types of conditions that fomented their appearance and durability can be duplicated in other regional states.

The End of Ideologically-Motivated Violent Movements in Latin America?

The End of Ideologically-Motivated Violent Movements in Latin America?

There is still a certain romanticism associated with leftist ideologies, especially since there are still large economic disparities which are often aggravated by ethnic and racial factors. In a worst-case scenario this might lead to the eventual return of ideologically-motivated violence.

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