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October 2, 2018

Southeast Asia
Hello, Shadowlands: A Review

By Hunter Marston Over the last year, concerns about Southeast Asia’s increasingly powerful autocrats have dominated headlines and commentary about the region. Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte…

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April 19, 2018

Puerto Rico
The Oversight Board’s Latest Fiscal Plan for Puerto Rico is Still Too Optimistic

The power is off in Puerto Rico, again. It may not be restored for a day or two. Puerto Rico obviously has yet to fully recover from Maria’s devastation. Tax revenues this fiscal year are off by o…

The Oversight Board’s Latest Fiscal Plan for Puerto Rico is Still Too Optimistic

December 22, 2017

Cybersecurity
Cyber Week in Review: December 22, 2017

This week: WannaCry attribution, cybersecurity in Trump's National Security Strategy, new election security bill, and North Korea tries its luck at Bitcoin. 

July 26, 2017

North Korea
The United States and North Korea: Time for a New Approach

Douglas Mo is an intern at the Council on Foreign Relations and a rising senior at Colby College. On the evening of June 20th, President Donald Trump tweeted: “While I greatly appreciate the effor…

A North Korean navy truck carries the 'Pukkuksong' submarine-launched ballistic missile (SLBM) during a military parade marking the 105th birthday anniversary of the country's founding father, Kim Il-sung in Pyongyang, April 15, 2007.

October 23, 2015

Morocco
Thinking Bureaucratically about Benghazi

There have been many analyses of former Secretary of State Clinton’s testimony this week about Benghazi, but most are political. Here’s a bureaucratic analysis. Mrs. Clinton’s critics claim that she…

August 26, 2013

Energy and Environment
Responses to Posts on Alternative Development Measures

My recent posts on alternative development measures generated an outpouring of comments. To keep the conversation going, I would like to highlight some responses to the posts and encourage you to sha…

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December 8, 2011

United States
Trends in U.S. Drug Use

A pharmacy employee looks for medication as she works to fill a prescription while working at a pharmacy in New York December 23, 2009 (Lucas Jackson/Courtesy Reuters). The U.S. Substance Abuse and …

Trends in U.S. Drug Use

December 5, 2011

Economics
Explaining Violence in Mexico

Soldiers stand guard in their military vehicle outside a clandestine drug processing laboratory discovered in Zapotlanejo (Courtesy Reuters). There are many theories out  there about why we have see…

Explaining Violence in Mexico

January 8, 2009

Argentina
Is Argentina the next drug haven?

When the United States thinks about the drug war, most focus on Colombia and Mexico. Yet concerted efforts in these two countries are leading to problems elsewhere. Argentina may be the next victi…

Is Argentina the next drug haven?

February 24, 2009

Immigration and Migration
Helping Mexico Help Itself

I wrote the following for a CFR "expert brief" which originally appeared here. Brazen assassinations, kidnappings, and political intimidation by drug lords conjure up images of Colombia in the earl…

Helping Mexico Help Itself