Post Tagged with: "Drugs"

Review Feature – Organised Crime in Mexico

Review Feature – Organised Crime in Mexico

This review feature examines two books that address developments in organised crime in Mexico, the roots of violence, and the challenges faced by the new government.

Border Crossings: Our Criminals, Their Criminals, and “Good Fences”

Not all borders are the same. But they all share one thing in common: people will cross them illegally if they can – if only for the fun of it.

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.

Interview – Harvey F. Kline

Interview – Harvey F. Kline

Professor Kline analyses the Colombian peace agreement, elaborates on the futility of guerrilla movements, and explains why Coca production has increased.

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’.

How to End Mexico’s Drug War

How to End Mexico’s Drug War

Mexico cannot afford to address its drug war with failed strategies. There is no alternative to state building. But this is a long term challenge which requires resources and high levels of political will.

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?

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