Boldly conveyed in The Fire Next Door, the only effective strategy is to defund the Mexican drug cartels by abandoning the failed drug prohibition policy, thereby eliminating the lucrative black-market premium and greatly reducing the financial resources of the drug cartels. A refusal to renounce prohibition, demonstrates Carpenter, means that Mexico’s agony will likely worsen and pose even more significant problems for the United States. Please join us for what promises to be an extremely timely and provocative discussion.
The Fire Next Door: Mexico’s Drug Violence and the Danger to America
Cato Institute, 2012
Featuring the author Ted Galen Carpenter, Senior Fellow, Cato Institute; moderated by Christopher A. Preble, Vice President for Defense and Foreign Policy Studies, Cato Institute.