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Drug Trafficker Case Another Test for Malaysia’s Pakatan Harapan Government
November 21, 2019

Drug Trafficker Case Another Test for Malaysia’s Pakatan Harapan Government

By Luke Hunt
A new case will spotlight Malaysia’s approach to the death penalty at home as well as its ties with Australia and Western countries more generally.

War, Drugs, and Peace: Afghanistan and Myanmar
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.
A Trafficking-Terrorism Nexus in Central Asia
June 30, 2016

A Trafficking-Terrorism Nexus in Central Asia

By Mariya Y. Omelicheva and Lawrence Markowitz
"The nexus is a 21st century challenge for Central Asia that requires concerted national and international efforts."

Death Sentences & Diplomacy: Australia’s Strained Indonesia Ties
February 05, 2015

Death Sentences & Diplomacy: Australia’s Strained Indonesia Ties

By Elliot Brennan
Incompatible attitudes towards recreational drugs complicates Australian diplomacy in the region.

North Korea: China's Largest Drug Dealer?
August 21, 2014

North Korea: China's Largest Drug Dealer?

By Zachary Keck
North Korea is likely to be a major target in China's new war on drugs.

China Executes Two South Koreans
August 13, 2014

China Executes Two South Koreans

By Tae-jun Kang
Despite protests from Seoul, China went ahead with the execution of two South Korean nationals for drug smuggling.

Singapore and the Death Penalty
November 20, 2013

Singapore and the Death Penalty

A recent amendment saves one drug mule. But should death for drug crimes be ended altogether?

Golden Triangle Comeback
December 01, 2010

Golden Triangle Comeback

One of Asia’s main opium producing areas, the Golden Triangle, is back in business—with a helping hand from Iran.

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