Published in Medical Letter on the CDC and FDA, September 12th, 2010
"I argue that institutions pursue tasks of counter-terrorism when they are backed by power. Institutions function as 'swords' as strong states seek to influence others. Weak states, too, are sensitive to the distributional consequences of cooperation and use institutions as 'shields' to resist the powerful. These claims are reflected in patterns of cooperation within the UN, and in terrorist financing and maritime security," wrote...
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