CANSEC 2012: Transregional Collaboration and Information Sharing
By Geraldine Cook December 13, 2011
The theme of the 2012 Caribbean Nations Security Conference (CANSEC), sponsored jointly by the United States Southern Command and St. Kitts and Nevis, is “Regional
Information Sharing: to Combat Transnational Organized Crime and Assist Foreign
Humanitarian Assistance and Disaster Response.” But other hot topics such as information
sharing, youth violence, high rates of crime and violence in the region, illegal gun
ownership and an outgrowth of the drug trade are also being discussed amongst several
Chiefs of Defenses of the region, other military personnel and civilians.