Michael Busch, a Foreign Policy In Focus contributor, teaches international relations at the City College of New York and serves as research associate at the Ralph Bunche Institute for International Studies. He is currently working on a doctorate in political science at the Graduate Center, City University of New York.

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In Mexico, No Matter Which Party Holds the Reins, the People Lose

In Mexico, No Matter Which Party Holds the Reins, the People Lose

The war on the narcotraffickers also serves as a pretext for militarizing areas of Mexico that have strong traditions of social resistance.
Deregulation and Free Trade a Win-Win for Mexican Narcotraffickers

Deregulation and Free Trade a Win-Win for Mexican Narcotraffickers

Part 1 of an interview with "Drug War Mexico" co-author Peter Watt.

Is the Threat of a "Mafia State" Real?

And what is the relationship of transnational organized crime to state power?

Multinationals Use International Tribunals to Overpower Nation-States

Multinational corporations often override domestic laws.

Violence, Human Rights Abuses, and Corruption Exploded After Mexico's Military Entered the Drug War

Nor can they be checked without proper civilian oversight.