Welcome to the Western Hemispheric Security Analysis Center (WHEMSAC) at Florida International University’s (FIU) Applied Research Center (ARC). WHEMSAC is the result of an academic partnership with the United States Southern Command (USSOUTHCOM), one of the ten Unified Combatant Commands in the United States Department of Defense, in charge of the design, coordination, and execution of military strategies that support U.S. national security objectives within the Western Hemisphere, particularly South and Central America and the Caribbean region.
WHEMSAC brings together a multitalented and important Latin American and Caribbean network of traditional and non-traditional security experts from academia, business sectors, government ministries and private organizations. Its research capabilities provide Western Hemispheric leaders with a unique, real-time research and analysis on current issues. WHEMSAC is an innovative institutional approach for conducting professional qualitative and quantitative research throughout the Americas at the national, regional and international levels within an open, independent, multi-disciplinary, and collaborative academic environment. The fusion of open source political, economic, and social expertise allows WHEMSAC to provide an exceptional, unique and qualified approach to regional security insight with traditional intra-governmental analysis.