John P. Sullivan is a career police officer. He currently serves as a lieutenant with the Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department where he is assigned to the Emergency Operations Bureau. He is also a Senior Research Fellow at the Center for Advanced Studies on Terrorism (CAST). His research focuses on counterinsurgency, intelligence, terrorism, transnational gangs, and urban operations. He is coeditor of Countering Terrorism and WMD: Creating a Global Counter-Terrorism Network (Routledge, 2006).
Strategy and insurgency: an evolution in thinking?
America's internecine counter-insurgency debate is now making some progress, though not on a single predefined path.
Global cities – global gangs
Global cities linking global economic circuits are also home to transnational criminals and global gangs. This essay...
Border zones and insecurity in the Americas
Border zones are potential incubators of conflict. Criminal gangs exploit weak state presence to forge a parallel...
Urban siege in south Asia
A new wave of urban assaults poses a severe challenge in the cities of south Asia and beyond.
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