Examining some of the causal mechanisms that underlie the relationship between land tenure and the cultivation of crops used for illicit drug production.
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.
This policy brief presents the ‘Drugs-development-peacebuilding’ policy trilemma as a useful framework and tool for highlighting tensions and trade-offs between these three policy fields.
An overview of counter-narcotic laws, policies and programmes in Afghanistan since 2001 and what it means for policy engagement today.
This paper seeks to explain the process of fragmentation of the international drug control system and suggests a new analytical framework for discussing trends and outcomes within the drug control system and its interaction with other areas of global governance.
This global stakeholder analysis examines the recent changes in international drug policy and the implications of these changes for shifting alignments and coalitions of stakeholders.
This policy brief shares insights from seven conflict- and drug-affected borderlands in Afghanistan, Colombia and Myanmar, and reflects on their implications for those supporting peace processes, poverty alleviation and development in fragile contexts affected by drugs.
This paper challenges the ‘rebels-turned-narcos’ premise by showing why involvement in the illicit drug economy, on its own, is insufficient evidence to posit the depoliticisation of an insurgent group.
Los principales hallazgos obtenidos de la encuesta aplicada a usuarios del Programa Nacional Integral de Sustitución de cultivos de uso ilícito (PNIS) en los municipios de Tumaco y Puerto Asís. Currently only available in Spanish.