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Evelyn Krache Morris

Associate, International Security Program




Evelyn Krache Morris received her Ph.D. in the history of U.S. foreign relations from Georgetown University. Her dissertation examined the United States' use of herbicides in South Vietnam under President John F. Kennedy. She has presented research on herbicides and counterinsurgency to senior officers of the U.S. Air Force and the Royal Air Force and has contributed chapters to books on air power and the environment. Her current project is a study of how the global illicit drug trade has influenced U.S. relations with Mexico and Afghanistan.



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Fall/Winter 2015-2016

Evelyn Krache Morris: Understanding the Drug Trade and U.S.-Mexico Relations

Newsletter Article, Belfer Center Newsletter

By Casey Campbell and Evelyn Krache Morris, Associate, International Security Program

When talking to Evelyn Krache Morris, it becomes clear that she has never shied away from challenges in her work. Her dissertation from Georgetown University focused on a little-known Vietnam War scandal regarding a crop destruction enterprise. Now, she’s tackling another under-publicized subject: the complex topic of the Mexican drug trade and its connection to U.S. relations.



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July 30, 2014

"The 'Optics' of Child Migrants"


By Evelyn Krache Morris, Associate, International Security Program

"The Economist recently reported that Republican members of Congress have advocated sending the National Guard to police the border. The potential for images of armed U.S. soldiers confronting migrant children should be an alarming one for the administration."



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February 26, 2014

"Head Games"

Op-Ed, Foreign Policy

By Evelyn Krache Morris, Associate, International Security Program

"...[P]rojecting an image of competence and progress against drug trafficking may be particularly important at the moment, as the Peña Nieto administration struggles to come up with a strategy for how to handle the autodefensas — the armed civilian organizations that are taking on the DTOs without government sanction or control."



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November-December 2013

"Think Again: Mexican Drug Cartels"

Magazine or Newspaper Article, Foreign Policy

By Evelyn Krache Morris, Associate, International Security Program

"The cartels, along with the violence and corruption they perpetrate, are threats to both Mexico and the United States. The problem is a complicated one and taps areas of profound policy disagreement. The way to make progress in combating the DTOs is to ignore issues like gun control and illegal immigration and follow the money. Stanching the cartels' profits will do more to end the bloodshed than any new fence or law."



January 16, 2013

"Obama Must Write the Rule Book for Drones"

Op-Ed, The Boston Globe

By Evelyn Krache Morris, Associate, International Security Program

"Obama may be comfortable with Brennan's philosophy of targeted assassinations, and he may be equally confident in the proposed new CIA chief's ability to control the initiatives of underlings. However, these are flimsy foundations on which to base policy decisions, particularly ones concerning a weapon as controversial as drones. Cutting Congress and the public out of the process of determining how, when, and where these weapons should be used is counterproductive and shortsighted."

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