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Not All Bad on the Criminal Justice Front: Crime, Sentencing and Corrections Reform Gains Momentum Across the States

For the full report with citations, the PDF can be downloaded here. Introduction Until recently, what we did with the incarcerated was not the sexiest topic in US policy and politics.  Most politicians know preaching about the ills of our prison systems is not likely to get out the vote while the danger of appearing soft on crime…

Flying Under the Radar: An Overlooked Benefit of Public-Private Partnerships

by Soon Kyu Choi In January 2008, four officials representing the Ministry of Public Health (MoPH) of the Democratic People’s Republic of North Korea (DPRK) visited tuberculosis (TB) facilities in the San Francisco Bay Area with financial sponsorship from Stanford University. MoPH representatives met with Stanford University TB specialists to request assistance in funding, building…

Asia Update, Fall 2010

by Richard Harris It’s been an exciting autumn for Asia watchers, with developments in North Korea taking center stage. For the US, the current troubles with China will continue to dominate short-term policy making. While it’s not likely that the US can do much to influence Chinese economic behavior, a more expensive yuan would help make…

Project Honduras 2009/2010

Project Honduras 2009/2010 has geared up and is in full swing. There is a brand new team of students led by 2nd year students and returning Project Honduras team members, Marika Butler and Ryan Carrington. While the trip to Roatán is not planned until March, the team has been selected and is already knees deep…