Author profile: Barnett S. Koven

Barnett S. Koven is a Ph.D. Candidate in Political Science at the George Washington University and an Affiliated Scholar at the Jack D. Gordon Institute for Public Policy at Florida International University. His dissertation examines under what conditions development assistance reduces or exacerbates insurgent violence both where it is implemented and in geographically proximate areas.

Pedro Pablo Kuczynski and the Future of Peruvian Security

Pedro Pablo Kuczynski and the Future of Peruvian Security

While the campaign focused on rising criminality and the economy, Peru’s counterinsurgency efforts in the Valley of the Rivers received scant attention

The Second Image Sometimes Reversed: Competing Interests in Drug Policy

The Second Image Sometimes Reversed: Competing Interests in Drug Policy

Peruvian tribulations over drug policy under Humala indicates that the U.S. should not continue to expect steadfast support for its preferred policies in the region.

The Perils of Simultaneous COIN and Counternarcotics in Peru and Colombia

The Perils of Simultaneous COIN and Counternarcotics in Peru and Colombia

Simultaneously pursuing COIN and CN operations is an ineffective way of combating insurgent violence fueled by narco-funding in Peru and Colombia.

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