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emergency workers aid injured people at the finish line of the 2013 Boston Marathon

AP/Charles Krupa, File

Analysis & Opinions - The Atlantic

The Day 'Stop the Bleed' Entered Civilian Life

| Apr. 16, 2023

Juliette Kayyem writes the Boston Marathon's most enduring legacy is the democratization of "stop the bleed," which—like the Heimlich maneuver and CPR before it—gives regular people the ability to save lives with a modest amount of training. We can and should be outraged that so many civilians face the kinds of injuries—whether from IEDs or, more often, from mass shooters—that produce sudden blood loss. But being prepared for such events is better than the alternative.

An unaccompanied minor looks up as he waits to answer questions from a U.S. Border Patrol agent at an intake site after he was smuggled on an inflatable raft across the Rio Grande river in Roma, Texas, Wednesday, March 24, 2021. 

AP Photo/Dario Lopez-Mills

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

Improving Migrant Child Welfare at the Southwest Border

  • Andrew R. Lorenzen-Strait
| February 2023

Policymakers need to act now and place child welfare professionals, not law enforcement actors, at the border to effectively screen and interview migrant children. Information sharing practices need to be improved, with a movement away from paper documents that can easily get lost to an approach that is digital, secure, and accessible by the child, their guardian, their lawyer, and their doctor. Further, the enforcement processing facilities need to undergo an immediate infrastructural transformation with the addition of new design features that are necessary and sensitive to the majority demographic that are held within facilities—children and families.

These actions are doable and require no legislative action. Migrant children deserve decisive action to ensure that their health, safety, and well-being is not jeopardized as they seek refuge in the United States.

Pentagon Building

AP/Patrick Semansky, File

Analysis & Opinions - The Atlantic

The Simple Explanation for All These Flying Objects

| Feb. 13, 2023

Juliette Kayyem explains that the United States is finding more things in the sky because it is looking for more things. The scope and quality of the surveillance of U.S. skies have increased since the first incident in early February and the subsequent public revelation of previous Chinese incursions.

A worker wearing a mask a performing work

AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein

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

Combatting Forced Labor in Global Supply Chains

  • Sarah Bishop
  • Tom Plotkin
  • Emanuel Ghebregergis
| January 2023

In recent years, the U.S. government has accelerated its efforts to eradicate forced labor from global supply chains. Those efforts have been led primarily by U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), which has been actively enforcing a long-standing statutory prohibition on the importation of goods made with forced labor, bolstered by recent legislation that has provided it with more substantial regulatory authority. CBP’s evolving enforcement regime suffers, however, from certain shortcomings, including a lack of adequate incentives and legal protections for importers and their suppliers to work collaboratively with the government to craft remediation programs that address the root causes of forced labor.