Accession Number:

ADA475515

Title:

Exploring the Future of Security in the Caribbean: a Regional Security Partnership?

Descriptive Note:

Master's thesis

Corporate Author:

ARMY COMMAND AND GENERAL STAFF COLL FORT LEAVENWORTH KS

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2007-12-14

Pagination or Media Count:

108.0

Abstract:

The transnational threats of narco trafficking, arms smuggling, terrorism and organized crime, among others, coupled with a lack of resources pose a threat not only to the Caribbean Basin but to the continental United States as well. As the region seeks to effectively address its security needs, a collective approach to security offers a possible solution for enhancing the security of the region. This thesis examines the historical political attitudes and initiatives towards the security issues of the region, reviews three regional security arrangements to identify lessons learned, and assesses the feasibility, suitability, and acceptability of a Regional Security Partnership RSP between the United States and the nations of the Caribbean as an appropriate security model for the region. It concludes that the governments of the Caribbean and the United States have demonstrated sufficient commitment at the operational level to security in the Caribbean Basin, and are poised to take this cooperative approach to the strategic level.

Subject Categories:

  • Government and Political Science
  • Civil Defense

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE