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RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil (July 23, 2009) -- A Brazilian Marine on point signals to his fireteam of a possible enemy sighting during a patrolling exercise of Southern Exchange 2009 (SE09). Patrolling, which is said to be one of the most vital training exercises, is used in every sort of conflict in any terrain, and therefore is taught with the highest level of gravity. (Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Jonathan G. Wright/Released)

Imperialism by Another Name: The US “War on Drugs” in Colombia

This essay examines US policy towards Colombia from Truman to Reagan, tracing the emergent “war on drugs” and the related political, economic, and military strategies.

Review – Drug War Capitalism

Review – Drug War Capitalism

Dawn Paley’s book captures the opportunistic capacity of neoliberal decision-makers to advance policy agendas through the War on Drugs in Latin America.

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.

Review – Cooperation and Drug Polices in the Americas

Review – Cooperation and Drug Polices in the Americas

A title that offers valuable lessons for scholars and practitioners, challenging traditional views about U.S. cooperation and highlighting the inertia of current policy.

Chapo ‘El Bandito’ Alger

Chapo ‘El Bandito’ Alger

If we come to see the drug epidemic as the health issue it is, el Chapo may become a genuine pop-cultural icon for the masses, not just a hackneyed Mexican ‘Robin Hood’.

Drug Control Policies are Changing: Why? And Why Has it Taken So Long?

Drug Control Policies are Changing: Why? And Why Has it Taken So Long?

Administrations at all levels are busy reforming laws, strategies and programmes for controlling psychoactive drugs such as cannabis, cocaine & heroin. Why? Or alternatively, why has it taken so long?

Review – Routledge Handbook of Transnational Organized Crime

Review – Routledge Handbook of Transnational Organized Crime

Allum and Gilmour’s Routledge anthology deftly fills the niche between more general encyclopedias of organized crime and those works focusing on specific individuals or genres of transnational actors.

Review – Mexican Cartel Essays and Notes

Review – Mexican Cartel Essays and Notes

Bunker’s anthology deftly illustrates the diverse economic interests of Mexico’s cartels, and the role these groups continue to play in destabilizing the societies and governments of infiltrated nation-states.

Review – Criminal Insurgencies in Mexico

Review – Criminal Insurgencies in Mexico

Robert J. Bunker’s wide ranging edited collection provides valuable insight into the activities of Mexican drug cartels and gangs – though the analysis is short on policy prescriptions.

Gang and TCO Activity in Mexico:  Should the U.S. Be Concerned?

Gang and TCO Activity in Mexico: Should the U.S. Be Concerned?

Dangerous Mexican gangs have successfully elevated themselves to the global security stage. Yet, nothing of Mexico was mentioned in the recent U.S. presidential election. Should American’s be more concerned?

The Historical Context of the War Against Doping in Sport

The Historical Context of the War Against Doping in Sport

Liberal societies must be wary of punishing citizens because they offend other citizens’ aesthetic sensibilities. This is permissible only under exceptional circumstances, and it is dubious that doping in sports qualifies.

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