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transborder@sandiego.edu
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

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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
2013

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
2012 

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.