Afghan Taliban Launch Campaign to Eradicate Poppy Crop
By Abdul Khaliq
The poppy crop ban will likely strike a heavy blow to millions of impoverished farmers.
Is the Taliban’s Halt of Poppy Production Too Good To Be True?
By James Durso
The U.S. spent over $8 billion in a failed effort to stop the Afghan drug trade. Will the Taliban’s DIY effort carry the day?
Pakistan’s Drug Habit Is Endangering the Region
By Habiba Ashna Marhoon
In the past, Pakistan’s clandestine services have used profits from drug trafficking to fund proxy groups in South Asia.
War, Drugs, and Peace: Afghanistan and Myanmar
By Austin Bodetti
The illegal drug trade is sabotaging peace in Afghanistan and Myanmar alike.
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.
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?
By Catherine Putz
Maybe, maybe not.
The Pakistan-Afghan Nexus: The Culture of Drugs Among Pakistan’s Youth
By Mahboob Mohsin
A growing culture of drug trafficking and use needs strong action.
Afghanistan Poppy Cultivation at All-Time High
By Ankit Panda
As U.S. and NATO troops prepare to leave Afghanistan, poppy cultivation reaches an all-time high.
Pakistan: The Most Heroin-Addicted Country in the World
By J.T. Quigley
The rising prevalence of injecting drug users could create an HIV/AIDS crisis.