Items tagged with afghanistan

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Connecting the dots... [26.10.2018] How can we resolve the tensions between current drug control policies and states’ human rights obligations? The international human rights framework ...
How the heroin trade explains the US-UK failure in Afghanistan [09.01.2018] A fter fighting the longest war in its history, the US stands at the brink of defeat in Afghanistan. How could this be possible? How could the world’...
Heroin is driving a sinister trend in Afghanistan [30.10.2017] Afghanistan has long been one of the world's biggest producers of opium and the Taliban has made a lucrative business from taxing and providing secur...
Exploring the land-drugs nexus [03.06.2015] "For many communities in Myanmar who grow opium, for them opium is not the problem, it is the solution to their problems," said local project consult...
The war on drugs is lost – legalise the heroin trade [25.06.2014] When Tony Blair deployed British troops in Afghanistan, ending the illicit production and supply of opium was cited as a key objective. In 2001 the p...
Greece on crossroads of international heroin trade [23.06.2014] Greece is a central hub on the route connecting the main country where heroin is produced, Afghanistan, and its biggest markets in Western Europe, an...
Global drug policy is still deadly and ineffective [02.06.2014] If you actually read the treaties, while they do set firm limitations on the legal, "non-medical" or "non-scientific" sale of schedule drugs — limits...
Cannabis production and markets in Europe [26.06.2012] This study brings together available evidence to provide a comprehensive analysis of cannabis production and markets across the EU. It combines infor...
Do we really want a Russian UN Drug Czar? [09.07.2010] According to the Transform blog, it has been confirmed that the Russian diplomat Yuri V. Fedotov has been appointed as the new Executive Director of ...
A Russian Drug Czar for the world? [06.07.2010] A top Russian diplomat, Yuri V. Fedotov, has emerged as the front-runner in the race to become the Executive Director of the UN Office on Drugs and C...
Round Table on Alternative Development [15.03.2009] The last of the four ‘round tables’ of the high-level segment of the Commission on Narcotic Drugs was devoted to the broad issue of Countering illici...
Global Illicit Drug Markets 1998-2007 [15.03.2009] This report commissioned by the European Commission, found no evidence that the global drug problem has been reduced during the period from 1998 to 2...
Missing Targets [01.09.2007] Despite efforts by the Afghan government and the international community to reduce poppy cultivation, opium production in Afghanistan has once again ...
Losing Ground [05.12.2006] The worsening armed conflict and the all-time record opium production in Afghanistan have caused a wave of panic. We are losing ground. Calls are bei...
Downward Spiral [01.06.2005] Opium farmers in Afghanistan and Burma are coming under huge pressure as local authorities implement bans on the cultivation of poppy. Banning opium ...
Plan Afghanistan [01.01.2005] In November 2004 an unknown mystery plane sprayed opium poppy fields in eastern Afghanistan. Although the US denied any involvement, the US State Dep...
Global Trends. Lessons from Vienna [20.06.2003] Martin Jelsma analysed the 2003 UNGASS mid-term review and drew some important conclusions for the 10-year review in 2008: "Alliances have to be cons...
Full scope on the War on Drugs [30.04.1998] An elderly cleaning lady enters the huge empty UN aula in New York with her polishing cart, to get the venue spic-and-span for an important upcoming ...
Strategy for Coca and Opium Poppy Elimination [04.02.1998] An International Strategy to Eliminate the Illicit Cultivation of Coca Bush and Opium Poppy (SCOPE) Commission on narcotic drugs acting as preparator...

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