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AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta

AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta

Analysis & Opinions - The Hill

Global challenges, North American solutions

| Nov. 29, 2022

Initially planned for November 2022, the North American Leaders Summit (NALS), appears set to return on Jan. 9-10, 2023, in Mexico City. As is often the case, U.S. attention is elsewhere — Ukraine, the midterm elections, and runaway inflation — and our own neighborhood has been accorded a lower priority than it deserves. But for many of these same reasons, the meeting is an opportunity for the United States and its region that should not be missed.

In this April 20, 2021, file photo, an alert from the Department of Homeland Security's Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency is photographed. Most Americans across party lines have serious concerns about cyber attacks on U.S. computer systems and view China and Russia as major threats.

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Policy Brief - Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, Harvard Kennedy School

Internet Superpowers

| November 2022

As inventions go, the Internet stacks up with the best of them: the lightbulb, automobile, maybe even fire. However, it’s time for policymakers to look carefully at how its swift transformation of society has affected freedom. Today’s disconcerting answer is that it breaks some essential tools for a civilized society, writes Steve Johnson. 

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Analysis & Opinions - The Atlantic

Rethinking 'Run, Hide, Fight'

| Nov. 20, 2022

Juliette Kayyem writes that the chaos and delays in saving children in Uvalde, Texas, have also raised skepticism about police-response capacities. According to the FBI, nearly 70 percent of all active-shooter incidents end before police arrive; nearly 37 percent of them end in two minutes or less. In the United States, we are vulnerable to gun violence at any moment.

Book - North American Institutes at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars

North America 2.0: Forging a Continental Future

| November 2022

North America has survived a tumultuous three decades since the implementation of the North American Free Trade Agreement. What characterizes our shared region today? What sort of region can advance our shared interests and well-being over the next generation? This volume from the Wilson Center and Harvard Kennedy School's Belfer Center offers an agenda for how the region’s leaders can forge inclusive and effective strategies that ensure North America’s next decades build upon past successes—while addressing serious shortcomings.

Book Chapter

Emergency Management in North America

| November 2022

The authors argue that emergencies and disasters know no borders, and responses demand cooperation. Highlighting examples of successful cooperation— as well as a few notable failures—they call for a comprehensive North American Emergency Management Compact to address growing challenges that result from a changing climate and interwoven connections.

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Analysis & Opinions - San Diego Union-Tribune

Opinion: Outlawing forced labor in China will be felt by all

| Aug. 29, 2022

Twenty-one years ago, 9/11 upended the world community. That event compelled a massive paradigm shift in border management and international finance to counter terrorism. A similar moment is again at hand. We should bear the 9/11 experience in mind as the ramifications of the Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act make themselves felt.