Caribbean Regional Seminar on Countering Transregional-Transnational Threats: Summary Proceedings   [open pdf - 2MB]

"The numerous but small nations of the Caribbean Basin face increasingly formidable security threats, many of which emanate with non-state actors. These threats present serious challenges to any small nation working alone, but given their transnational nature, the Caribbean countries must share perceptions, resources, information, and most importantly, a regional strategy, in order to enhance their national and regional security. As a follow-up event to U.S. Southern Command's (USSOUTHCOM) Caribbean Security Conference (CANSEC) in December 2016, the William J Perry Center for Hemispheric Studies (WJPC) hosted a Caribbean Regional Countering Transregional-Transnational Threats Seminar, with the support of the Barbados Defence Force and the Regional Security System (RSS), for 14 countries of the Caribbean Basin, plus the Regional Security System and CARICOM, and the U.S., in Bridgetown, Barbados, from 21-23 March 2017. Day One of the seminar focused on counterterrorism and perceptions of hemispheric security, with regional perspectives provided by Barbados, the Regional Security System, Trinidad and Tobago, and the Bahamas. The U.S. perspective was provided by USSOUTHCOM. Day Two examined threats from transnational organized crime and external actors from the viewpoint of Antigua and Barbuda, Haiti, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, the Joint Staff, and Joint Interagency Task Force-South (JIATF-S). Day Three addressed cybersecurity, inclusive security, and national/regional security strategies, including discussion of strategies by Barbados, Jamaica, Suriname, Belize, Grenada and Guyana. It concluded with a wide-ranging panel on designing regional strategies, with participation from USSOUTHCOM, CARICOM's Implementing Agency for Crime and Security (IMPACS), and the RSS."

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2017 Edition, no.1 (June)
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William J. Perry Center for Hemispheric Defense Studies: http://chds.dodlive.mil/
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Caribbean Regional Seminar on Countering Transregional-Transnational Threats. Bridgetown, Barbados. March 21-23, 2017
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