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Dealing with drugs

During Taliban's previous rule in Afghanistan, the drug menace went away but when they were ousted, it came right back despite the presence of coalition forces. Now we have to…

War on drugs?

US hypocrisy is as old as the nation itself, but the whole ‘drug war’ constitutes its own special level of hypocritical overdose. As the acclaimed American historian Howard Zinn noted…

Drugs, bombs and failure

THE US has failed in Afghanistan. The news is not new but the details of its failures and the consequences are ever more alarming. Since President Donald Trump announced his…

Politics And Drugs

Politics and drugs

Today, June 26, 2019 marks the International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking. Each year the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) selects the theme for the…

War On Drugs

War on drugs

Current approaches to drug control in Asia overwhelmingly criminalise people already on the margins of society - those who use or are dependent on drugs - with dire consequences for…

Reality Of ‘war On Drugs’

Reality of ‘war on drugs’

If politics makes strange bedfellows, politics and drugs produce even stranger ones. The partnership between drug trafficking and national politics has taken a truly bizarre turn in the fight against…

War On Drugs

War on drugs

Global drug policy involving crop eradication contributes to poverty, hunger, and displacement, said Open Society Foundation (OSF) in a new report released here. The report, Drug Crop Production, Poverty, and…