America's Opium War: How the wrong approach to counternarcotics is undermining state-building in Afghanistan

Published: 
1 July 2009
Author: 
Kaufman, R.P.
Publication: 
Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies
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A report from the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies that highlights the failures of the current US drug strategy in Afghanistan. The author argues that, as shown in other countries such as Turkey, Pakistan and Thailand, better governance and economic development are the key factors for successful anti-drug campaigns.