Edward Alden and Shannon K. O'Neil on Immigration and Border Security
Council on Foreign Relations
This New York Times Magazine piece investigates how the world's most powerful drug traffickers run their billion-dollar business.
A Fortune investigation finds that the ATF never intentionally allowed guns to fall into the hands of Mexican drug cartels.
Under the security cooperation agreement called the Merida Initiative, the United States provides military and law enforcement assistance to the Mexican government in support of efforts to combat drug cartels and organized crime. The United States and Mexico jointly developed this agreement in response to a substantial increase in drug-related criminal activity and violence on both sides of the border.