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.
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.
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."
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.
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.
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.
November 20, 2013
Singapore and the Death Penalty
A recent amendment saves one drug mule. But should death for drug crimes be ended altogether?
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.