Militarization of the U.S. Drug Control Program

The militarization of Latin America, which begins at the U.S.-Mexico border, is undermining recent trends toward greater democratization and respect for human rights while doing little to stanch the flow of drugs into the United States.

Andean Regional Initiative: A Policy Fated to Fail

The Bush administration’s Andean Regional Initiative (ARI)—largely an expansion of U.S. support for Plan Colombia—passed the House of Representatives in late July, largely intact.

Certified Failure

There is a growing consensus among policymakers that it is time to reform drug policy.