policy planning

Anthony Fauci (left), the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, listens as Deborah Birx, the White House coronavirus response coordinator, speaks during a meeting with U.S. President Donald Trump and Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards in the Oval Office of the White House on April 29.

To Survive the Pandemic, Washington Needs to Learn How to Listen

The U.S. policy process—if there is one—has been driven by public health experts. Their input is important, but governments must balance their advice with input from other sectors.

A Guerrero community police member stands guard at an illegal poppy field in Heliodoro Castillo, Guerrero state, Mexico, on March 25, 2018.

When Poppies Don’t Pay

With a stark decline in the price fetched by opium gum, Mexico’s government should take strides toward making crop substitution proposals a reality in Guerrero.

Demonstrators gather outside a deradicalization center in Pontourny, France, the country's first Center for Prevention, Integration, and Citizenship on February 11, 2017 during a protest demanding its closure.

Want to Deradicalize Terrorists? Treat Them Like Everyone Else.

Many counter-extremism efforts falter because ideological reform programs run by governments lack credibility. Appealing to the basic psychological needs of ex-radicals is more promising.