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Legalizing Opium Won't Work for Afghanistan
January 05, 2017
Legalizing Opium Won't Work for Afghanistan
Opium fuels the insurgency in Afghanistan and its eradication is a top priority. But legalization isn't the answer.
Legalizing Opium Won't Work for Afghanistan
Trump Can't End the War in Afghanistan Without Iran
November 24, 2016
Trump Can't End the War in Afghanistan Without Iran
If the next U.S. president wants stability in Afghanistan, he will have to come to terms with Iran.
Trump Can't End the War in Afghanistan Without Iran
Poppy Production: The Taliban's Cash Cow
March 24, 2016
Poppy Production: The Taliban's Cash Cow
Kabul can win battles, but it will never win the war unless it disrupts the Taliban's major funding source: poppies.
Poppy Production: The Taliban's Cash Cow
Is Poppy Production Really Down in Afghanistan?
March 04, 2016
Is Poppy Production Really Down in Afghanistan?
Maybe, maybe not.
Is Poppy Production Really Down in Afghanistan?
Rising to the Afghanistan Challenge
September 04, 2015
Rising to the Afghanistan Challenge
The international community should not lose focus on assisting Afghans in rebuilding their country.
Rising to the Afghanistan Challenge
Tajikistan: An Opportunity for Great Power Cooperation
May 10, 2015
Tajikistan: An Opportunity for Great Power Cooperation
The plight of Central Asia’s poorest nation offers a rare opportunity for collaboration among regional powers.
Tajikistan: An Opportunity for Great Power Cooperation
The Narco-State of Afghanistan
February 12, 2015
The Narco-State of Afghanistan
Deconstructing the nexus between drug trafficking and national security.
The Narco-State of Afghanistan
A Solution for Afghanistan’s Opium Crisis?
December 02, 2014
A Solution for Afghanistan’s Opium Crisis?
Efforts to eradicate the country’s opium production have failed. Time for a new solution.
A Solution for Afghanistan’s Opium Crisis?
Afghanistan Poppy Cultivation at All-Time High
October 22, 2014
Afghanistan Poppy Cultivation at All-Time High
As U.S. and NATO troops prepare to leave Afghanistan, poppy cultivation reaches an all-time high.
Afghanistan Poppy Cultivation at All-Time High
A Drug-Free World? Try Some 21st Century Remedies
May 15, 2014
A Drug-Free World? Try Some 21st Century Remedies
A new report suggests a strategic sea change is needed to combat Asia’s persistent drug problem.
A Drug-Free World? Try Some 21st Century Remedies
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