New resources: legal reform, guns, and private contractors
Good stuff ’round the interwebs:
• WOLA and the Transnational Institute have launched an impressive website on drug law reform in Latin America.
• On the tenth anniversary of Plan Colombia last week, WOLA comments on the “success” of this huge investment.
• Harvard’s Anthony Braga on the secondary gun market, which contributes largely to trafficking from the US to Mexico’s bloody drug wars.
• The Center for a New American Security releases a much needed report on reforming the use of private security contracting in conflicts. While focusing on Iraq and Afghanistan, there are most certainly lessons to be taken away for contracting in the drug wars and in broader US efforts in security/rule of law abroad.