Jonathan Goodhand discusses how economic factors are shaping unfolding events, including the trade in opium and heroin.
An overview of current literature on how militias and their relationship with illegal economies vary between countries and what accounts for these variations, and the relationship between militias and processes of state formation and economic development.
Six defining characteristics of the evolution of Colombia’s drugs policy and two possible entry point for policy influence with research.
Based on analysis of how drugs policies and programmes intersect with conflict, peace, health and development in Myanmar.
An overview of counter-narcotic laws, policies and programmes in Afghanistan since 2001 and what it means for policy engagement today.
Jonathan Goodhand’s journey to a remote Afghan village, gave him a rare glimpse into the intricacies of borderland political struggles.
This comic tells Jangul’s life story, in Nangarhar province in Afghanistan and how he ended up smuggling heroin from Kabul to Moscow.
Governments must move quickly to level with their citizens about the nature of the threat and get them involved in finding solutions. Given what is at stake, there is not a moment to lose.
While the West struggles with the uncertainty of coronavirus, for Afghanistan it’s a way of life, and opium poppy cultivation is an important part.
Social leader Marco Rivadeneira was murdered during the COVID-19 mayhem – intimidation has not ceased as has been reported.
While the World Bank Fragility Forum 2020 was postponed, development leaders still need to rethink their approaches to illicit drugs. Here’s how.