36(4) Summer 2015 Archive

"Drug War in Mexico" By Diego Fernández (autor original) / vendida con "copyright compartido" a la Agencia de Fotografía AP México (autor secundario) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons
36(4) Summer 2015, Americas, Central America, Current Feature, Economics, Features

Winding Down the War on Drugs: Reevaluating Global Drug Policy

Any discussion about transnational organized crime almost inevitably includes the trade in illicit drugs. A 2011 analysis by the United Nations Office on Drugs...
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36(4) Summer 2015, Global Notebook, Human Rights, Middle East, Politics

Liberalism in the Middle East

In a recent statement to Huffington Post Editor-in-Chief Arianna Huffington, Jordanian Queen Rania advocated dropping the first ‘I’ in ISIS, stating that “there’s nothing...
"William Brownfield" By United States Department of State. Photographer not specified. (United States Embassy in Bogotá, Ambassador [1]) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons
36(4) Summer 2015, Central America, Current Feature, Economics, Features, Interviews, North America, Politics, South America

Crafting US Policy on Drug Trafficking: An Interview with William Brownfield

What are the biggest issues your office is facing today? If you had asked me this question twenty years ago, I would undoubtedly have...
“President Barack Obama delivers an address on national security," by Pete Souza. CC BY­SA 2.0, accessed via Wikimedia Commons.
36(4) Summer 2015, Africa, Americas, Caribbean, North America, Perspectives, Politics

OBAMA-DJANGO: Reflections on an Unshackled Presidency and the United States’ Future

The trials and tribulations that Barack Obama has faced from his detractors were recently summed up: “It is hard not to believe they hate Barack Obama...
Destroyed housing, Port Vila (1)
36(4) Summer 2015, Environment, Global Notebook, Health, Oceania, Pacific

Adopt a Disaster: Shock, Empathy, and International Responses to Natural Disasters

On March 13, 2015, Cyclone Pam, a Category 5 storm, battered the small Pacific island nation of Vanuatu, considered by the United Nations to...
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Cracking Cuba Open: The New Frontier of US-Cuban Relations

Sapphire waves cascade against the white, sandy shores as the sun illuminates towering palm trees. Beach-goers of a wide variety of tones and colors...
"Soldiers combatting the drug trade in Mexico" By Diego Fernández (autor original) / vendida con "copyright compartido" a la Agencia de Fotografía AP México (autor secundario) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons
36(4) Summer 2015, Current Feature, Features, North America, Politics, Security, South America

Drug Trafficking and Organized Crime: Connected but Different

First of all, I would like to congratulate the Harvard International Review for this summer edition. It is a wise decision to dedicate an...
"Costa Rica Playa Tamarindo and Rivermouth 2007 Aerial Photograph" By Tamarindowiki, CC BY­SA 2.0, accessed via Wikimedia Commons.
36(4) Summer 2015, Americas, Analysis, Central America, Economics, Education, Environment, Global Notebook, Politics

The Curious Case of Costa Rica: Can an Outlier Sustain its Success?

                        In many respects, Costa Rica has been Latin America’s success story in...
Russian President Vladimir Putin with North Korean ambassador to Russia Kim Yong-jae and Presidential Aide Sergei Prikhodko, at the 2007 letters of credential presentation ceremony in Moscow. By Kremlin.ru. CC BY 3.0, accessed via Wikimedia Commons.
36(4) Summer 2015, Analysis, Asia, East Asia, Eastern Europe, Economics, Global Notebook, Politics, Security

My Enemy’s Enemy: Analyzing Russia and North Korea’s “Year of Friendship”

This May marked the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II in Europe. To celebrate, Russian officials announced in March that the year 2015 would be...
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36(4) Summer 2015, Americas, Asia, Economics, Europe, Interviews, Middle East, North America, Politics, Security, South America

The Geopolitics of Oil: Analyzing the Effects of Production and Investment on Global Oil Prices

In late January, the Harvard International Review sat down to talk about what went on behind the scenes when oil prices fell in November...