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The Opioid Challenge: Rethinking US Policy for National Security

01.9.24

Amidst the gravest drug crisis in American history, the United States grapples with an incomprehensible death toll exceeding 100,000 fentanyl overdoses in 2021 alone. New foreign policy is needed to secure the border and save lives.

International Relations and Security

Local Police Forces in Mexico are Poor

03.14.19

As violence in Mexico escalates, local police in Mexico lack the necessary means to fulfill their duties. BY DANIELA PHILIPSON GARCIA It’s named after the holy patroness of Mexico, the Virgin of Guadalupe, but the town of Guadalupe in the state of Chihuahua is far from blessed. In 2008, the town made headlines when its […]

Drug Policy Innovations in Latin America

11.5.17

This article was published in the 2015-2016 edition of the Latin America Policy Journal.   By Zara Snapp                   In the last twenty years, violence in Latin America has reached staggering levels. Although Latin America and the Caribbean are only 8 percent of the global population, the region […]

Between Dialogue and Killing: A Reading on the Process of “Truce” in El Salvador from Anthropological Categories

07.19.16

By Luís Enrique Amaya and Juan José Martínez Biography Luís Enrique Amaya Luís Enrique Amaya is an international consultant and researcher in the field of public safety. As academic background, both as an undergraduate and as a graduate alum, he majored in management policies, programs, and projects of citizen security (policy analysis and policy-making process). […]

International Relations and Security

The UN Special Session on Drugs: A Moment to Recognize the Tragedy of a Failed Policy

04.22.16

BY TANIA DEL RIO The war on drugs is fueling conflict and destroying families. It is time for the global community to recognize that after 50 years of failure, the only practical and humane policy is to end the punitive approach by decriminalizing mild substances and controlling toxic ones. This week’s UN Special Session on […]

Fairness and Justice

Trouble in the Neighborhood: Mexico’s Search for the Missing 43

09.16.15

BY TANIA DEL RIO Things have not been quite the same in Mexico since Sept. 26, 2014. It is hard to know for sure what happened that day, and with the release of a report on Sept. 6, 2015, almost a year after, it became painfully obvious that we may never know. What is certain is […]

Gender, Race and Identity

Colombia 2002-2010: Lessons from the Communitarian State

11.30.14

Álvaro Uribe Velez was first elected as President of Colombia in 2002 and then re-elected in 2006, becoming the first re-elected President in Colombia’s modern history. Uribe holds a Degree in Law from the Universidad de Antioquia and a Postgraduate Management Degree from the Harvard Extension School. In 1998, he was awarded the Simón Bolívar […]

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