Author Biography

Nathan P. Jones is an Associate Professor of Security Studies at Sam Houston State University. He is the author of Mexico's Illicit Drug Networks and the State Reaction (2016) published with Georgetown University Press. His areas of interest include drug violence in Mexico, drug trafficking organizations, social network analysis, border security, and the political economy of homeland security. Dr. Jones is also a Small Wars Journal El Centro Fellow and a Rice University’s Baker Institute Drug Policy and a Center for the United States and Mexico non-resident scholar. Prior to joining the Sam Houston Dr. Jones conducted a year of field work on organized crime in Mexico with a fellowship from the Institute for Global Conflict and Cooperation (IGCC). He has recently published with the peer-reviewed journals Trends in Organized Crime; Studies in Conflict & Terrorism; Media, War, & Conflict; and the Journal of Strategic Security. He can be reached at nxj008@shsu.edu.

Dr. John P. Sullivan was a career police officer. He is an honorably retired lieutenant with the Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department, specializing in emergency operations, transit policing, counterterrorism, and intelligence. He is currently an Instructor in the Safe Communities Institute (SCI) at the Sol Price School of Public Policy, University of Southern California. Sullivan received a lifetime achievement award from the National Fusion Center Association in November 2018 for his contributions to the national network of intelligence fusion centers. He completed the CREATE Executive Program in Counter-Terrorism at the University of Southern California and holds a Bachelor of Arts in Government from the College of William and Mary, a Master of Arts in Urban Affairs and Policy Analysis from the New School for Social Research, and a PhD from the Open University of Catalonia (Universitat Oberta de Catalunya). He can be reached at jpsullivan@smallwarsjournal.com.



Subject Area Keywords

Conflict studies, Development and security, Energy security, Environment, sustainability and security, Global trends and risks, Globalization and global change, Health security, Human security, Iraq, Mexico, Middle East, National security, Natural resources and security, Security studies, Threat assessment