Alan Bersin

Alan Bersin served as Assistant Secretary and Chief Diplomatic Officer for the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, as well as Commissioner for U.S. Customs and Border Protection. He was previously the U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of California. Bersin is a Fellow in the Homeland Security Project at the Belfer Center, Harvard Kennedy School, and a Global Fellow at the Mexico Institute and Canada Institute, Wilson Center.

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Latin America

AMLO’s National Guard: Mexico Still Needs Its Military to Restore Public Safety

In the months since Mexico’s president, Andrés Manuel López Obrador (often called “AMLO”), announced the creation of a “national guard” as a core component of his public security strategy, the proposal has received significant criticism.