Tag Archives: Chris Pawlik

Miami, Latin America, and the Drug Trade: Rethinking and Reshaping the War on Drugs

BY CHRIS PAWLIK — When you think of Miami, a number of images come to mind: The sun, beautiful beaches, high-rises, and—for better or for worse—drugs. Since the inception of the War on Drugs, Miami has been synonymous with the illicit drug trade. Indeed, Miami’s association with the drug trade has inspired a significant number of […]

Congress and the Future of Intelligence Reform

BY CHRIS PAWLIK – The Senate Intelligence Committee recently approved a new bill that aims to address concerns regarding the National Security Agency’s (N.S.A.) bulk data gathering practices. [1] The bill, titled the FISA Improvements Act, was introduced by Senator Diane Feinstein (D-California) and passed by a vote of 11-4. [2] The bill heavily favors current […]

Blowback: Covert Surveillance and the Consequences for Global Economic Growth

BY CHRIS PAWLIK — Trade matters. The security interests of the United States are inexorably tied to its interest in promoting free trade and open markets. During the summer of 2013 discussions for the most significant American-involve trade pact since NAFTA, Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) began. Only a few days before the first […]

To Keep or Not to Keep: NSA Surveillance Program

BY CHRIS PAWLIK — The question contemplated before the Senate Intelligence Committee recently was what changes could be made in order to preserve the formerly secret National Security Agency (NSA) program that logs every American’s telephone calls. [1] While competing bills emerged between one camp within the Committee led by Senators Mark Udall (D-Co.) and […]