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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.

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.
China-US Cooperation and the New Opium War
August 16, 2017

China-US Cooperation and the New Opium War

By Austin Bodetti
Despite friction elsewhere, in the War on Drugs Beijing and Washington are on the same side.

4 Reasons Russia Increasingly Favors the Taliban in Afghanistan
February 14, 2017

4 Reasons Russia Increasingly Favors the Taliban in Afghanistan

By Hashim Wahdatyar
Moscow is aligning itself with the enemy of its enemy, the Taliban.

How Opium Fuels the Taliban’s War Machine in Afghanistan
October 28, 2016

How Opium Fuels the Taliban’s War Machine in Afghanistan

By Hashim Wahdatyar
There can be no victory over the insurgency unless narcotics are brought into the war agenda in Afghanistan.

Is Poppy Production Really Down in Afghanistan?
March 04, 2016

Is Poppy Production Really Down in Afghanistan?

By Catherine Putz
Maybe, maybe not.

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.
Can Coffee Replace Opium in Southern Shan State?
November 24, 2014

Can Coffee Replace Opium in Southern Shan State?

By Morley J Weston
A UN initiative is trying to replace poppy cultivation with coffee in Myanmar.

10 Priorities for Afghanistan’s New President
September 24, 2014

10 Priorities for Afghanistan’s New President

By Tamim Asey
Now that a power-sharing deal has been done, these are the most urgent tasks for the new government.

Afghanistan Remains Epicenter of Refugee Problem
June 21, 2013

Afghanistan Remains Epicenter of Refugee Problem

Despite the unrest in Syria, Afghanistan is the source for 25% of the world’s refugees, with Pakistan and Iran hosting 95% of them.

Burma's Opium Addiction
November 03, 2011

Burma's Opium Addiction

A rights group issues a disturbing report on the opium industry in one Burma state. The junta has to act.

Asia’s Opium Resurgence
February 22, 2011

Asia’s Opium Resurgence

Southeast Asia’s Golden Triangle has seen a jump in opium production. Will Laos ever be allowed to cash-in legally on its booming crop?

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