Belize 2021: Developing a National Security Strategy for the Future

  • July 15, 2006
  • Prof Bernard F Griffard

Belize is uniquely positioned to be the link between Central America and the Caribbean regions. As a stable democracy Belize is in a position to promote good governance in both regions. However, the country has challenges that cannot be properly addressed in the absence of a cohesive national security strategy (NSS). Their recognition of a need for an integrated NSS has dovetailed with the Commander, USSOUTHCOM's efforts in promoting development of Regional Security Strategies for Central America and the Caribbean, and Belize is the first in the region to step up to the plate in this effort.