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On the Edge at the Roof of Eurasia: Counternarcotics’ Tajikistan Problem
September 25, 2019

On the Edge at the Roof of Eurasia: Counternarcotics’ Tajikistan Problem

By Ian Wallace
Militarized counternarcotics assistance to Tajikistan is akin to throwing money into a blazing fire.

Russia's Anti-Drug Crusade in Afghanistan
December 28, 2017

Russia's Anti-Drug Crusade in Afghanistan

By Samuel Ramani
Russia, believing U.S. efforts are failing, is stepping up its war on drug trafficking.
Afghanistan in 2017: Achievements and Challenges
December 28, 2017

Afghanistan in 2017: Achievements and Challenges

By M. Ashraf Haidari
Afghanistan remains a work in progress.

Afghanistan’s Opium Trade: A Free Market of Racketeers
July 19, 2017

Afghanistan’s Opium Trade: A Free Market of Racketeers

By Franz J. Marty
A visit to Afghan opium fields challenges the notion that the Taliban controls the lucrative trade.

Legalizing Opium Won't Work for Afghanistan
January 05, 2017

Legalizing Opium Won't Work for Afghanistan

By Adam Wunische
Opium fuels the insurgency in Afghanistan and its eradication is a top priority. But legalization isn't the answer.

Trump Can't End the War in Afghanistan Without Iran
November 24, 2016

Trump Can't End the War in Afghanistan Without Iran

By Adam Weinstein
If the next U.S. president wants stability in Afghanistan, he will have to come to terms with Iran.

Poppy Production: The Taliban's Cash Cow
March 24, 2016

Poppy Production: The Taliban's Cash Cow

By Kriti Shah
Kabul can win battles, but it will never win the war unless it disrupts the Taliban's major funding source: poppies.
Is Poppy Production Really Down in Afghanistan?
March 04, 2016

Is Poppy Production Really Down in Afghanistan?

By Catherine Putz
Maybe, maybe not.

Rising to the Afghanistan Challenge
September 04, 2015

Rising to the Afghanistan Challenge

By Timur Urazayev
The international community should not lose focus on assisting Afghans in rebuilding their country.

Tajikistan: An Opportunity for Great Power Cooperation
May 10, 2015

Tajikistan: An Opportunity for Great Power Cooperation

By Edward Cavanough
The plight of Central Asia’s poorest nation offers a rare opportunity for collaboration among regional powers.

The Narco-State of Afghanistan
February 12, 2015

The Narco-State of Afghanistan

By Najibullah Gulabzoi
Deconstructing the nexus between drug trafficking and national security.
A Solution for Afghanistan’s Opium Crisis?
December 02, 2014

A Solution for Afghanistan’s Opium Crisis?

By Sohrab Rahmaty
Efforts to eradicate the country’s opium production have failed. Time for a new solution.

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