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American Counter-narcotics

November 10, 2018

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Written by Brecken Denler The war on drugs is decades old.  Numbers of usage and production have remained steady or even grown.  In order for a major shift to occur the United States should implement the following changes to its counternarcotics policy. As the government has suggested in the past, a multi-pronged approach is often […]

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INF Treaty

November 4, 2018

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Written by Marren Haneberg In December 1987, U.S. President Ronald Reagan and Soviet General Secretary Mikhail Gorbachev signed the U.S.-Russian Intermediate-range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty. The treaty “prohibited the United States and the Soviet Union from possessing, testing and deploying ground-launched cruise and ballistic missiles of ranges between 500 and 5,500 kilometers” and required both […]

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The History of American Counter Narcotics Operations in Latin America

October 20, 2018

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Written by Brecken Denler In 1971, the thralls of the Vietnam war, President Nixon declared a new type of war: “The War on Drugs.”  Ever since, the United States has fought to reduce both supply of and demand for illegal drugs.[i]  Despite recent initiatives decriminalizing marijuana in many states and Canada’s new law legalizing cannabis, […]

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The New NAFTA

October 15, 2018

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Written by Brennan Albrecht The new deal negotiated by the countries of North America as a potential replacement of NAFTA has received a fair mixture of praise and criticism. The new trade agreement, the U.S.-Mexico-Canada-Agreement (USMCA), comes as the result of President Donald Trump’s major campaign promise to reshape NAFTA in order to better the […]

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Brief History of NAFTA

October 5, 2018

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Written by Brennan Albrecht Just this past week, President Donald Trump announced that the United States, Canada, and Mexico have reached a compromise on the long-promised NAFTA renegotiations. Although a step down from a total rebranding of NAFTA, as President Trump had promised on the campaign trail, there are several new aspects of the deal […]

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