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

W. Alejandro Sanchez • Dec 3 2016 • Articles

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

W. Alejandro Sanchez • Oct 19 2016 • Articles

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

Angelina Jolie Pitt at LSE: Can Actors Be Effective Educators?

W. Alejandro Sanchez • Jun 2 2016 • Articles

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

W. Alejandro Sanchez • Mar 23 2016 • Features

‘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.

W. Alejandro Sanchez • Aug 28 2015 • Features

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.

A Non-Violent Conflict: The Venezuela-Guyana Dispute

W. Alejandro Sanchez • Jul 21 2015 • Articles

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

W. Alejandro Sanchez • Feb 28 2014 • Articles

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

W. Alejandro Sanchez • Jan 28 2013 • Articles

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?

W. Alejandro Sanchez • Jan 9 2013 • Articles

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?

W. Alejandro Sanchez • Nov 18 2012 • Articles

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

W. Alejandro Sanchez • Oct 22 2012 • Articles

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?

W. Alejandro Sanchez • Sep 24 2012 • Articles

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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