Category Archives: Afghanistan

May 6 2012

Leap of Faith: Perspectives on Drug Legalisation Following the Summit of the Americas

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By Jacob Parakilas After decades as a seemingly unchallengeable feature of the new global system, the prohibition of drugs is finally coming under sustained criticism from a broad-based coalition, which for the first time includes sitting heads of state. While … Continue reading

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Oct 21 2011

Lessons for Afghanistan from Vietnam: We had the experience but missed the meaning

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By Aurelie Basha. Withdrawal is in the air.  As the phase-out begins in Afghanistan, op-eds and journal articles abound about the potential lessons learnt. Not so long ago, in the 1970s, as the Nixon administration moved on its own promise … Continue reading

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Aug 16 2011

Addressing the elephant in the room: filling the policy vacuum of the international counter-narcotics strategy in Afghanistan

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By Jorrit Kamminga This year’s Commission on Narcotic Drugs (CND), the United Nations central policy-making body on drug related matters, dedicated a special round-table session  to the principle of common or shared responsibility. It tries to revitalise the principle that … Continue reading

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