Law and Justice

  • In the News

    [North Korea's economic changes] suggest it is not under as much pressure from sanctions as before, and that the [Kim] regime has proved to be very good at adapting to international financial pressure.

    April 21, 2014, Sheena Chestnut Greitens, FoxNews
  • In the News

    Methadone is an opioid and [meth] amphetamine is a stimulant — they are made with different materials and have different effects — so you could easily have a situation in which both are popular. Medicine shortages and lack of availability of health care in North Korea also contribute to the popularity of illicit drugs.

    March 26, 2014, Sheena Chestnut Greitens, Global Post
  • In the News

    The overwhelming preponderance of evidence for years pointed to official North Korean involvement [in international drug trade]. The triads, the Yakuza in Japan — the question was one of control...It was an arrangement for mutual benefit, and it lasts as long as is convenient for both sides. These were high-quality, chemically pure shipments that were professionally packaged and shipped in large quantities. That was the defining trait of North Korean meth seizures from the late ‘90s to around 2005.

    March 18, 2014, Sheena Chestnut Greitens, Vice News
  • Podcast

    Podcast: Presidents Deliver the Bacon, Too

    March 14, 2014, John Hudak and Fred Dews

  • In the News

    ...Sixty years ago, the United States Post Office used its power to censor vicious speech in order to shut down the first openly gay intellectual magazine. It condemned it and said it was beyond the pale in a civilized society. Thank God the Supreme Court told the Post Office it couldn't do that, no matter how offensive the speech was, because that's what allowed gay people to use the press and the magazines and everything else to fight back...

    February 7, 2014, Jonathan Rauch, The Huffington Post
  • In the News

    [Methamphetamine] is a product you can make in bathtubs or trailers. You have a wide range of people involved in production and trafficking [in North Korea].

    January 27, 2014, Sheena Chestnut Greitens, Los Angeles Times
  • In the News

    If the instability and this crisis continues, then I suspect there's also going to be pressure on the country's growth prospects as business people from Turkey or outside Turkey will become less willing to invest.

    December 27, 2013, Kemal Kirişci, Foreign Policy
  • Interview |

    December 18, 2013, Fiona Hill

  • In the News

    You have in Ukraine a country that for 20 years has really suffered a lot from corruption, lack of democratic practice and -- for I think a large portion of the Ukrainian people -- it's not just E.U. living standards that are sought but the boring, regulatory rule of law. The Russians offer nothing to compete with that.

    December 13, 2013, Steven Pifer, Foreign Policy
  • Interview | The SAIS Review of International Affairs

    Evolution and Realities of Piracy and Illegal Fishing in African Gulfs

    December 9, 2013, Vanda Felbab-Brown

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