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October 22, 2019

Mexico
Mexico’s Drug War

Violence continues to rage in Mexico more than a decade after former President Felipe Calderon launched a crackdown on drug cartels.

A Mexican Army expert shows crystal meth paste at a clandestine laboratory in Tecate, Mexico.

September 17, 2019

Public Health Threats and Pandemics
The U.S. Opioid Epidemic

Opioid addiction in the United States has reached epidemic proportions, threatening not only public health but economic output and national security.

A man uses heroin under a bridge where he lives with other addicts in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

April 11, 2019

International Law
What Is Extradition?

The extradition process enables governments to bring fugitives abroad to justice, but it can be fraught with political tension, even when a treaty is in place.

Julian Assange arrest and extradition

February 5, 2019

Election 2020
Meet Julián Castro, Democratic Presidential Candidate

Julián Castro is seeking do what no Democrat has done in ninety-six years: win the party’s presidential nomination without first having been either a governor, senator, or vice president. The last pe…

Castro 2020

February 6, 2014

United States
U.S. Antitrust Policy

Antitrust law, which has evolved primarily through landmark Supreme Court cases, plays an essential role in the maintenance of efficient markets and promotion of long-term U.S. economic prosperity.

U.S. Supreme Court, Washington, DC

January 6, 2012

Homeland Security
Civilian Power for Security in the 21st Century

Maria Otero discusses progress made on implementing recommendations outlined in the Quadrennial Diplomacy and Development Review toward advancing American "civilian power."

October 4, 2014

Americas
Put North America First, CFR Task Force Recommends to U.S. Government

A new CFR-sponsored Independent Task Force report, North America: Time for a New Focus, asserts that elevating and prioritizing the Canada-Mexico-U.S. relationship offers the best opportunity for str…

October 1, 2014

Americas
North America

A new CFR-sponsored Independent Task Force report, North America: Time for a New Focus, asserts that elevating and prioritizing the U.S.-Canada-Mexico relationship offers the best opportunity for str…

January 6, 2012

Homeland Security
Civilian Power for Security in the 21st Century

Please join Maria Otero to discuss progress made on implementing recommendations outlined in the Quadrennial Diplomacy and Development Review toward advancing American "civilian power." **For inform…

February 28, 2014

The World Next Week: Venezuela Marks the First Anniversary of Chavez’s Death, Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu Visits Washington, and President Obama Releases His FY2015 Budget Plan

The World Next Week podcast is up. Bob McMahon and I discussed the first anniversary of Hugo Chavez’s death amid widespread protests in Venezuela, Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s visit to…

Demonstrators protest the Venezuelan government in San Cristobal, about 410 miles southwest of Caracas. (Carlos Garcia/Courtesy Reuters).