September 14, 2017
War, Drugs, and Peace: Afghanistan and Myanmar
By Austin Bodetti
The illegal drug trade is sabotaging peace in Afghanistan and Myanmar alike.
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.
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.
March 04, 2016
Is Poppy Production Really Down in Afghanistan?
By Catherine Putz
Maybe, maybe not.
January 07, 2016
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.
October 22, 2014
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.
March 24, 2014
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.