The SSRC’s Drugs, Security and Democracy program has recently released a report titled Drug Courts in the Americas. Here, program manager Cleia Noia provides an overview of the report’s findings and recommendations. In discussing how drug courts became the preferred alternative to incarceration not just in the United States but Latin America and the Caribbean, she highlights their limitations—especially their continued connection to the criminal justice system.
Lilian Bobea, 2012 Drugs, Security and Democracy Fellowship recipient, analyzes President Trump's decision to appoint military personnel to top positions. By appointing generals to top political posts and hiking defense spending, Trump is imperiling a cherished tenet of the US constitution: civilian control of the military.
On the Line is a podcast from our Drugs, Security and Democracy (DSD) Program, featuring conversations with DSD fellows about their research on the most pressing issues related to drug policy in Latin America and the Caribbean.