Drug Production and Trafficking, Counterdrug Policies, and Security and Governance in Afghanistan
The Center on International Cooperation’s new report on counternarcotics provides a microeconomic analysis of the likely consequences of various counternarcotics strategies on both drug-market outcomes and the security and governance situation in Afghanistan. The paper examines the division of drug trafficking revenues among insurgents, “warlords,” and corrupt government officials; the likely impact of drug enforcement policies on different points of the distribution chain; and the effect of these policies on drug consumption, dependency, and harm to drug users.
The report was launched on July 6, 2010, at the U.S. Institute of Peace, with the Director of the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy present. View footage of the event.
The Center on International Cooperation is a grantee of the Global Drug Policy Program.
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