Governance

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Protest against racism and police violence at the U.S. embassy in Berlin after the murder of George Floyd by a police officer in the United States.

Leonhard Lenz / Wikimedia Commons

Analysis & Opinions

Protest Breadth Are a Novelty in Recent American History

| June 09, 2020

Speaking with NDR Info, Cathryn Clüver Ashbrook discusses the roots of systemic racism in the U.S. and how the country has changed since the 1960s, when sustained protests shifted the civil rights landscape. She addresses the impact recent events have had on the American political landscape, as measured in recent polls and  discusses the meaning of solidarity protests across the world and their impact on political discourse in the U.S.

Audio - Harvard Kennedy School

A Historic Crossroads for Systemic Racism and Policing in America

| June 08, 2020

After 400 years of systemic discrimination against black people in America, the volcanic reaction to video of the brutal killing of George Floyd by police in Minneapolis has pushed America to another major inflection point in its seemingly endless struggle with race. Hundreds of thousands of Americans, both black people and allies from other racial identities, have taken to the streets to decry police brutality and systemic discrimination, and to demand change. PolicyCast Host Thoko Moyo welcomes Harvard Kennedy School Professors Khalil Muhammad and Erica Chenoweth for a discussion on the demanded change.

Exterior of court building

(AP Photo/Mike Corder)

Journal Article - Quarterly Journal: International Security

Deterring Wartime Atrocities: Hard Lessons from the Yugoslav Tribunal

    Author:
  • Jacqueline R. McAllister
| Winter 2019/20

International criminal tribunals are more likely to deter violence against civilians when they have prosecutorial support and when combatant groups are both centralized and supported by liberal constituencies.

FDA investigators open and screen suspicious packages

U.S. Food and Drug Administration

Analysis & Opinions - The Boston Globe

A Drug Loophole Was Closed. Why Isn't It Being Enforced?

| Nov. 03, 2019

In 2018,  Congress passed the Synthetic Trafficking and Overdose Protection (STOP) Act with bipartisan support which was designed to close a loophole in a post-9/11 security law that has allowed international drug traffickers to easily ship opioids to the United States without detection — and laid out clear deadlines for doing so. Juliette Kayyem questions why the U.S. government is not enforcing this law.

Unmarked green pills

U.S. Food and Drug Administration

Analysis & Opinions - The Hill

Fighting the Opioid Epidemic: Congress Can't Just Pass Laws, but Must Also Push to Enforce Them

| July 16, 2019

Juliette Kayyem describes the  Synthetics Trafficking and Overdose Prevention (Stop) Act and how it would close a loophole in the international mail system that allows illegal drugs to be shipped into the United States.  She also calls attention to the failure to enforce this law and urges Congress to exercise its oversight.

Thomas Carper

AP/Jacquelyn Martin

Analysis & Opinions - The Washington Post

Congress Created Tools to Fight the Opioid Crisis. But is the Administration Using Them?

| Apr. 05, 2019

Juliette Kayyem provides an update on the lack of implementation of the Synthetics Trafficking and Opioids Prevention Act (STOP Act),  which became federal law last year.  The STOP Act closes a security loophole that has provided drug traffickers with a way of shipping synthetic controlled substances into the country through the postal system.

US President Trump Calls the Findings of the Mueller Report a ‘Complete and Total Exoneration'

AP

Analysis & Opinions - Wall Street Journal

Mueller Report Clears President Trump — but Not President Putin

| Mar. 25, 2019

President Trump is off the hook. Russian President Vladimir Putin isn’t. That seems a fair, concise reading of special counsel Robert Mueller’s report, at least as summarized Sunday by Attorney General William Barr. Understandably, the first half of this formulation is getting the most attention right now, but the second half is equally important for America’s leaders and citizens to keep in mind in the months ahead.