A Social Network Analysis of Mexico’s Dark Network Alliance Structure
This article assesses Mexico’s organized crime alliance and subgroup network structures. Through social network…
Nathan P. Jones, Irina Chindea, Daniel Weisz-Argomedo, John P. Sullivan December 5, 2022
Implications of Decentralized Finance for Competition, Antitrust Policy and Economic Growth
Decentralized finance is charting a path toward increased transparency and efficiency in the financial services sector. But do the benefits outweigh the risks?
Rubén Leal Buenfil, Alexander Hernández Romanowski December 1, 2022
317,793 people were arrested for marijuana possession in 2020 despite the growing legalization movement
More than 300,000 people were arrested for cannabis possession in 2020, FBI records show. Meanwhile, the drug is being legal…
Katharine Neill Harris November 16, 2022
Preventing Firearm Injury in the Greater Houston Area through Purpose and Policy: A Review
The first annual Firearm Injury Prevention and Safety Symposium, hosted by the Center for Health and Biosciences in June 2022, brought together researchers, policymakers and community partners committed to ending gun violence. This conference report summarizes the many presentations held at the event, as well as a concrete plan for local action to reduce firearm injury and death.
Sandra McKay, Jacqueline Klotz, Mia Hurts, Bindi Naik-Mathuria October 31, 2022
Edward P. Djerejian Center for the Middle East | Women’s Rights, Human Rights and Refugees | Issue BriefIran’s Protests 40 Days On
Protests in Iran following the death of Mahsa Amini show no signs of abating. Fellow Kelsey Norman explores the origin of women’s discontent in Iran and offers an analysis of how the protests may ultimately play out.
Kelsey Norman October 27, 2022
The Texas 10 x 10 x 10: A Road Map for Achieving a Healthier Texas
Texas has long been an economic leader, but the state lags critically in a major area: health. A new report by M.D. candidate Kushal T. Kadakia and nonresident scholar Anaeze C. Offodile II offers a road map for improving Texas’ health rankings by 10 spots in 10 years.
Kushal T. Kadakia, Anaeze C. Offodile II October 17, 2022
Testimony for Texas House of Representatives, Criminal Justice Reform, Interim Study Committee
On October 12, 2022, Katharine Neill Harris, the Alfred C. Glassell, III, Fellow in Drug Policy, testified before the Texas House of Representatives Interim Study Committee on Criminal Justice Reform. Her written testimony addresses the committee's inquiry into policies and penalties relating to drug offenses.
Katharine Neill Harris October 12, 2022
Cyber and Information Warfare in Ukraine: What Do We Know Seven Months In?
Information and cyber action have been important but ancillary components of the Ukraine war since its outbreak on February 24, 2022. We offer a set of observations:
Christopher Bronk, Gabriel Collins, Dan Wallach September 6, 2022
Check It: How Drug Testing Programs Can Reduce Overdose Deaths
There have been promising developments in recent years in the fight to reduce overdose deaths. But barriers to drug checking and other overdose prevention tools remain throughout the country, writes fellow Katharine Neill Harris.
Katharine Neill Harris September 2, 2022