Fall 2009

Fog of War

Volume 36, Number 3, Fall 2009

Letter from the Editor
Front Section

Bursting at the Seams

IAN MERRIFIELD

Drug incarcerations, prison overcrowding, and community corrections

Escaping the Poppy Field

IVANA DJAK, NEIL PATEL

American anti-opium efforts in Afghanistan

The Source of the Problem

ANGELA PRIMBAS

Confronting prescription drug abuse

Decriminalization in Massachusetts

MATTHEW S. MILLER, KATHERINE LEE

Quelling the qualms over Proposition 2

Violence in Mexico

CARLOS BORTONI

America’s part in the fight against against drug cartels

Drugs and the New Federalism

JOHN HE

States gaining voice on drug laws

A Taboo Solution

JEREMY PATASHNIK, CATIE WILLIAMS

The silenced economics of legalization

Cracking the Disparity

JEFFREY KALMUS

How the debate over crack cocaine sentencing has moved beyond race

Feeding the Media Frenzy

ERIC BAUM, JIMMY WU

How drug policy made in response to crisis misses the mark

Reassesing Plan Colombia

PEYTON MILLER

Turning from the coca fields to the cocaine market

Broken State Governments

ALEXANDER CHEN

Chaos reigns as states try to budget in the recession

Conditional Solidarity

CATHERINE COOK

Trouble ahead if Democrats cannot deliver to labor

Blind Justice?

PETER BOZZO, KATIE ZAVADSKI

The Supreme Court’s decisions last term reveal a trend toward color-blindness

Risky Business

COLIN SHANNON

The problem of too-big-to-fail

Worst-Case Scenarios

ETHAN LYLE

Lessons from Hurricane Katrina, and where we stand today

Business Rules

SAM BARR

Roberts Court prepares possibly momentous case on corporate speech

How the Taliban Came Back

FARHA FAISAL

And what it may mean for the U.S. strategic dilemma

In Need of Assistance

JONATHAN YIP, TOM DAN

Reforming foreign aid at home

Chafing at the Bonds

TIFFANY WEN, JULIAN GEWIRTZ

A positive official tone masks U.S.-China tensions

What’s Changed in Iran?

VICTORIA HARGIS

Inside the rise of the Revolutionary Guard

Republic, Refreshed

CHRIS DANELLO

Cass Sunstein meets the Internet

God and Man in the 21st Century

CAMERON JOHNSTONE

Surveying the revival of religion

Love Thy Neighbor’s God

ROBERT LONG

How religions learned to get along

High Crimes

HENRY SHULL

America and her drug problem

Unreserved Action

BEN WILCOX

The Fed and the crisis of 2007

A Policy of Protection

STEPHANIE LOUIS

Brett McGurk on American counterinsurgency strategy in Afghanistan

A Local Perspective in Afghanistan

BEN WILCOX

Rory Stewart on the current state of politics in Afghanistan

Light Rail Policy Picks Up Speed

ANTHONY DEDOUSIS

Michael Dukakis on the politics and potential growth of high speed public rail

A Cosmopolitan Capital City

ZOEY OROL

Howard W. Gutman on Brussels and working for President Obama

Endpaper: Let Us Now Praise Famous Losers

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