Archive for April, 2009

Stratfor Bungles Central American Drug Trade Analysis

April 6th, 2009
Northward bound (DOJ)

Northward-bound cocaine flows. (DOJ)

The Austin-based geopolitical analysis firm Stratfor recently published an article entitled, “Central America: An Emerging Role in the Drug Trade.” We were on the road and thus unable to post when it came out, but wanted to share a few errors we found.

First, Central America was a transit corridor back to the 1960’s. This was clearly documented by the 1970’s. For proof, look no further than the charges and counter-charges between the Sandinistas and the Contras over which had dirtier hands when it came to drug money. (The answer, not surprisingly, was both.)

Scott Palter Articles

Condoleezza Rice Speaks

April 4th, 2009
Professor Rice (Jason Dunkel/The Stanford Review)

Professor Rice (Jason Dunkel/The Stanford Review)

Our undergraduate colleagues at the mothership have just posted an extensive and exclusive interview with former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice. Full transcript is here; an excerpt after the jump.

SR: How did you come to the conclusion that the War on Terror would in fact be a “war” as opposed to a law enforcement problem?

Tristan Abbey Articles