United States Publications
Steady Advances, Slow Results: U.S.-Mexico Security Cooperation After Two Years of the Obama AdministrationApr 01, 2011
In this paper we look at what the two governments have done over the past two years to move forward on their commitments. We find that there have been steady advances in each of the areas they committed to address, but that the results so far are far less than what is needed to address the threat posed by organized crime groups.
Since the Mexico Institute published its report entitled “U.S. Firearms Trafficking to Mexico: New Data and Insights Illuminate Key Trends and Challenges” in September 2010, there is new information on the use of weapons, government actions, and challenges related to the issue, but there has been little or no movement on some of the key underlining problems.
Report on the Third Congressional Study Mission on Innovation to California in March 2013.
Asia Program Special Report No. 145 by Philip A. Kuhn, Sarah L. Friedman, Vanessa L. Fong, and Kenneth J. Guest. Edited by Bryce Wakefield.
Washington’s U Street: A Biography traces the history of the U Street neighborhood in Washington, D.C., from its Civil War–era origins to its recent gentrification.
On July 29, the first pieces of Arizona’s new immigration law, SB 1070, take effect without the most controversial parts of the legislation. The sections that mandated that Arizona police enforce federal immigration laws have been blocked by a federal judge pending further review.1 If fully implemented, the law would direct police to ascertain the immigration status of people they stop or detain while enforcing other laws, make it a state crime for immigrants to not have papers documenting legal status in their possession, and otherwise increase state pressure on unauthorized (some would say all) immigrants.
This July 2011 issue of Synthetic Biology 2.0 looks at the work of the United States Presidential Bioethics Commission, the dominant discourse in the synthetic biology debate, vaccines as the first commercial applicaiton of synthetic biology, do-it-yourself biology, biosecurity, and biofiction where science and arts meet.
Despite significant scientific advances in cancer research, not all segments of the U.S. population have benefited from this progress. A closer look at cancer rates for racial and ethnic groups reveals significant differences in incidence, mortality, and survival that constitute health disparities. This report is intended to increase understanding of cancer-related health disparities in African American and African women, highlighting specific global problem areas in breast cancer. Ultimately, it presents possible solutions to breast cancer challenges that would improve the lives of African American and minority women at risk for breast cancer in the United States and globally.
While the majority of U.S. funding in the first phase of the Merida Initiative went to expensive equipment, particularly aircraft, the new approach shifts the focus toward institution building. It will attempt to create successful pilot projects, most likely in Tijuana and/or Ciudad Juarez, using a comprehensive approach to public security that could presumably be replicated in other parts of Mexico.
Neoconservatives in U.S. Foreign Policy under Ronald Reagan and George W. Bush: Voices behind the ThroneMay 01, 2010
Jesús Velasco examines the origins and history of the neoconservative political movement so closely identified with the George W. Bush administration's policies of regime change and democratization.