About: Laura Carlsen
Recent Posts by Laura Carlsen
Election day participation has not dissipated discontent. Mexico under the incoming politicians will face as much—or more—protest and mistrust in the system as it did under the old ones.
The forced resignation of DEA chief Michele Leonhart is a step in the right direction toward cleaning up one of the most wasteful and ethically questionable agencies of the federal government, the Drug Enforcement Administration.
Written on May 4, 2015 at 6:52 pm
Categories: Drug War
Less than a year after the crisis of unaccompanied minors arriving in the United States, Washington has come up with its policy response to the children’s plight. Unfortunately, while purporting to address the root causes of migration, it mirrors — and in many ways intensifies — the causes that forced so many to flee.
President Obama has nothing to gain, and much to lose, by propping up Mexico’s corrupt President, Peña Nieto. Peña Nieto will be in Washington on Tuesday, seeking to bolster his support in the United States as it rapidly unravels in his own country.
Written on January 5, 2015 at 4:01 pm
Tags: Mexico; North America
Sustainable peace is not simply the absence of conflict or war. It’s based on a different concept entirely of security–instead of national security, it’s based on a conception of security that has at its center the well being of the people. If the basic needs of the majority of the population of the county are not met, there is no security.
Recent Comments by Laura Carlsen
- July 13, 2015 on 7 Reasons to Scrap the $1 Billion Aid Package to Central America
- June 8, 2015 on An Unwelcome Mother’s Day
- April 26, 2015 on The Word Is Out: The U.S. Once Again Leads the World in Arms Sales
- December 16, 2014 on Without Respect for Indigenous Rights, There Will be No Solution to Climate Change Report from Lima
- July 3, 2014 on Confronting the Central American Refugee Crisis