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December 8, 2023

United States
Campaign Roundup: The Fourth Republican Presidential Debate

Each Friday, I look at what the presidential contenders are saying about foreign policy. This week: Substance took a back seat when four Republican presidential candidates took the debate stage in Al…


November 9, 2023

Cyber Week in Review: November 9, 2023

U.S., Japan, and South Korea launch effort to combat North Korean cyberattacks; Baidu ordering chips from Huawei; Senators push new AI bill; Meta to require disclosure of use of generative AI in ads;…

The logo of Baidu's AI chatbot Ernie Bot is displayed near a screen showing the Baidu logo, in this illustration picture taken June 28, 2023

October 12, 2023

Human Trafficking
The Nexus of Human Trafficking, Democracy, and Corruption

The fight against human trafficking in the Northern Triangle and Mexico requires a comprehensive approach that acknowledges the profound impact of corruption and weak or non-existent democratic insti…

Migrants, mostly from Venezuela, travel on a train with the intention of reaching the United States, in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico, October 6, 2023.

September 22, 2023

Claudia Escobar Mejía: Marshall-Plan Like Effort Needed to Eliminate Corruption in Central America

Without new measures to build democratic institutions, entrenched corruption, migration, and violence will only get worse.  

A woman takes part in an anticorruption protest in Guatemala City, Guatemala, September 14, 2017.

September 11, 2023

Human Trafficking
Melissa I.M. Torres: Border Communities, Migrants, and Asylum Seekers are Suffering

It is time for a new approach to human trafficking. We need to change how we talk about human trafficking and tackle challenges faced by vulnerable communities. 

A woman from Colombia helps her children crawl past concertina wire, deployed to deter migrants, after they crossed the Rio Grande river into Eagle Pass, Texas, U.S. July 27, 2023.

May 31, 2023

Human Trafficking
Guadalupe Correa-Cabrera: Asylum Seekers and Migrants in the Western Hemisphere Face Real Threats from Human Trafficking

A lack of legal protections and supportive services coupled with pervasive corruption makes this population particularly vulnerable. Women and girls are especially at risk.   

Police evict migrants from a camp in Ciudad Juarez

March 13, 2023

United States
It’s Time to End Child Marriage in the United States

Child marriage remains legal in most U.S. States. Before it can curb this harmful practice abroad, the U.S. must first end it at home.

Child Marraige