Dr Carlos Solar

Senior Research Fellow, Latin American SecurityInternational Security


Dr Carlos Solar is Senior Research Fellow in the International Security Studies team at RUSI. His current research is focused on security dynamics in the Americas, notably on military, human security, and international relations issues that connect with the West.

He is the author of Cybersecurity Governance in Latin America (SUNY Press), Governing the Military (Manchester University Press), Government and Governance of Security (Routledge), and co-edited Violence, Crime and Justice in Latin America (Routledge).

Carlos' publications on democratic governance, security policy, and civil-military relations have appeared in several academic journals including the Journal of Strategic Studies, Global Crime, British Politics, International Politics, Current Sociology, Contemporary Politics, Bulletin of Sociological Methodology, and Journal of Cyber Policy, among others. He holds a PhD from the University of York, and has been a British Academy Postdoctoral Fellow at the Latin American Centre at Oxford University.

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Shifting Security in Latin America Programme

We examine the fast-evolving security and defence agenda in Latin America and consider the most effective ways to counter the leading threats across the region.

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