Drugs
One Nation Under SWAT

One Nation Under SWAT

Jason Westcott was afraid. One night last fall, he discovered via Facebook that a friend of a friend was planning with some co-conspirators to break in to his home. They were intent on stealing Wescott's handgun and a couple of TV sets. According to the Facebook...

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Let Colombia End Its Civil War

Let Colombia End Its Civil War

Colombia has been the host of some of the most extreme and brutal violence in Latin America’s history. The country’s half-century long conflict has taken the lives of almost a quarter million women, men, and children, and displaced nearly six million more. The United...

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The Afghan Drug War after 2014

The Afghan Drug War after 2014

As the United States slowly draws down from Afghanistan, the country’s long-term security will hinge on more than just troop numbers and reconciliation talks. Counternarcotics strategy will also play a significant role. The narcotics trade has been a financial boon...

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SOTU: Obama Grades His Foreign Policy

SOTU: Obama Grades His Foreign Policy

In a State of the Union address that stretched upwards of 7,000 words, President Barack Obama devoted around 1,300 to issues of war of peace. When there's not an axis of evil to confront or an open-ended war on tyranny to proclaim (and thankfully, there was neither),...

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Colombia: Success Story or Cautionary Tale?

Colombia: Success Story or Cautionary Tale?

President Barack Obama brimmed with optimism after he met with Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos in the White House last December. Obama lauded Colombia’s “tremendous progress” over the past decade and praised Santos for his peace talks with the Revolutionary...

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Ten Good Things about 2013

Ten Good Things about 2013

It would be easy to make a list of 10 bad things—wars, government shut-down, drone attacks, lack of progress on immigrant rights, lousy health-care reform. But it’s also been a year of extraordinary activism: whistleblowers, DREAMers, Walmart workers, peacemakers, gay...

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