Trans-Border Institute
Phone: (619) 260-7919
Fax: (619) 849-8123

Location: KIPJ Room 238
Joan B. Kroc School of Peace Studies
5998 Alcala Park
San Diego, CA 92110

Facebook iTunesU YouTube Twitter

Trans-Border Institute

Trans-Border Reports

The following reports published by the Trans-Border Institute are available for free as downloadable PDFs.

Way of the Gun The Way of the Gun: Estimating Firearms Traffic Across the U.S.-Mexico Border (PDF)
Topher McDougal, David A. Shirk, Robert Muggah, and John H. Patterson

Joan B. Kroc School of Peace Studies Professor Topher McDougal recently co-authored a reoprt on cross-border small arms traffic between the United States and Mexico along with Trans-Border Institute Director David Shirk, Igarape Institute Research Director Robert Muggah, and recent Kroc School graduate John Patterson. The report uses a unique approach that is different from other studies previously conducted. The authors are able to estimate a total demand for trafficking across the border, both in terms of firearms and dollar sales for the firearms industry.

dos fronteras Dos Fronteras: Comparing the Southern Borders of the United States and Mexico (PDF)
Jose Maria Roman and David A. Shirk

The Dos Fronteras Report comparatively analyzes the border regions of San Diego-Tijuana and Spain-Gibraltar and highlights three main issues that manifest very visibly in border regions: migration and immigration policy, trade and economic relations, and security measures.