The Sudanese Government is unhappy and afraid…

… at the prospect of an Obama Administration. Yes, it’s a complicated situation, but whatever makes Bashir afraid can’t be all bad, can it?

about the prospect of Barack Obama as President. With all due respect to the complexities, anything that makes Omar Hassan al-Bashir nervous can’t be all bad. Perhaps his fear can be leveraged into some useful movement.

Author: Mark Kleiman

Professor of Public Policy at the NYU Marron Institute for Urban Management and editor of the Journal of Drug Policy Analysis. Teaches about the methods of policy analysis about drug abuse control and crime control policy, working out the implications of two principles: that swift and certain sanctions don't have to be severe to be effective, and that well-designed threats usually don't have to be carried out. Books: Drugs and Drug Policy: What Everyone Needs to Know (with Jonathan Caulkins and Angela Hawken) When Brute Force Fails: How to Have Less Crime and Less Punishment (Princeton, 2009; named one of the "books of the year" by The Economist Against Excess: Drug Policy for Results (Basic, 1993) Marijuana: Costs of Abuse, Costs of Control (Greenwood, 1989) UCLA Homepage Curriculum Vitae Contact: