Overall this study is a positive assessment of how Nicaragua so far has managed to avoid the worst of the violent crime that prevails in the region.
Note to the reader, take this study with a grain of salt as the Center for Strategic and International Studies is very much part of the Georgetown establishment. Not sure if that’s good or bad, it just is…
From their Wikipedia entry:
Leadership and staff
The Chairman of the Board of Trustees is Sam Nunn, a former Democratic Senator from Georgia and longtime chairman of the U.S. Senate Committee on Armed Services. Its board of trustees includes many former senior government officials including Henry Kissinger, Zbigniew Brzezinski, William Cohen, George Argyros and Brent Scowcroft. Its Transnational Threats Director is Arnaud de Borchgrave.