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Brazil’s Mass Incarceration Policy Has Not Stopped Crime

How Brazil’s overcrowded and underfunded penitentiary system contributes to the country’s public security crisis

Border Security and Counter-Narcotics

Cross-border criminal activity fueled by illegal drugs is causing great damage in both Mexico and the United States.  The two governments need to prioritize forging an agreed strategy and action agenda to tackle this serious problem.  They should establish a permanent cabinet-level group to oversee bilateral counter-narcotics and cross-border crime cooperation and to monitor progress.

Defense One Tech Summit 2019: The Role of Technology in Great State Competition

Today's national security leaders, industry and allies face a growing power competition between the United States, China and Russia where breakthrough technology will be more critical than ever. On June 27, 2019, leaders in government, military, industry and academia gathered at the 4th Annual Defense One Tech Summit to discuss emerging technologies and their likely impact on national security tactics and strategy. 

A 'World Class' Military: Assessing China's Global Military Ambitions

The Dangerous Business of Defining Trade Threats

It’s been just over three decades since members of Congress smashed a Toshiba boombox with great fanfare on the footsteps of Capitol Hill in protest against the flood of Japanese exports into the United States. The visual of three Congressmen and women wielding sledgehammers made clear the U.S. legislators’ wrath against the ever-growing trade imbalance between Japan and the United States at the height of the trade war in 1987.

AfPak File Podcast: The Russia Connection In the Afghanistan Peace Process

Last week, Taliban officials met with senior Afghan politicians - none of them members of the government in Kabul - in Moscow. It marked the second time in recent weeks that the insurgents held meetings in Russia.

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