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Op-ed: Mexican drug cartels less cohesive, more violent

Sep 29, 2011
The Mexican government, supported by U.S. intelligence, has succeeded in arresting many of the top leaders of the trafficking organizations and making it harder for them to operate. Today these groups are probably far less cohesive than they once were, but that has also made them much more violent.

Deputy Director William Pomeranz to Speak at School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS), Johns Hopkins University

Sep 27, 2011
The Russia-Eurasia Forum of the School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS), Johns Hopkins University, is hosting Kennan Institute Deputy Director William Pomeranz for a presentation titled "Commercial Codes and Kangaroo Courts: The Contradictions of Russian Legal Reform."

Potential Liability for Crowdsourced Disaster Response Groups

Sep 27, 2011
Volunteer and technical communities organize to create and build tools that collect, search and organize data coming from crisis areas. These crowdsourcing groups have effectively responded to a variety of disasters, including the Haitian and Chilean earthquakes, the Japanese tsunami and the gulf oil spill.

Uncle Sam and the Saudi Split

Sep 26, 2011
Why is the House of Saud risking its hard-won relationship with Washington over the Palestine statehood issue? Senior Scholar David Ottaway examines this recent tension.

The Cold War in East Asia: 1945-1991 is reviewed in Frontline

Sep 26, 2011
The Cold War in East Asia: 1945-1991 by Tsuyoshi Hasegawa is reviewed in Frontline by A.G. Noorani.