Laura Carlsen

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Laura Carlsen

Foreign Policy In Focus columnist Laura Carlsen is director of the Americas Program for the Center for International Policy in Mexico City.

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Drug War Madness

Forty years after the war on drugs began the fallout from bad policy has had dire consequences both home and abroad.

The Audacity of Free Trade Agreements

President Obama is reversing his earlier commitment to a new kind of trade relationship with the world by pushing three ill-conceived FTAs.

Development and Migration: The Missing Link

President Obama's speech in El Paso on May 10 put the immigration debate back on the table. In reaffirming his commitment to comprehensive immigration reform, he attempted to reframe a debate that has been dominated by a focus on security.

Ending Rape in War

Sexual violence is not a byproduct of war or an uncontrolled act by rogue soldiers, but a war crime committed primarily against women.
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