Kyrgyzstan-Tajikistan Conflict Was Also About the Flow of Afghani Narcotics

Kyrgyzstan-Tajikistan Conflict Was Also About the Flow of Afghani Narcotics

Recent border clashes between Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan claimed more than 40 lives, most of them civilians. Although the dispute may seem like another post-Soviet conflict over population and territory, it is also motivated by water control and drug trafficking. The skirmishes between April 28 and May 1 were the worst border clashes between the two Central…

Afghanistan, Garden of Empire: America’s Multibillion Dollar Opium Harvest

Afghanistan, Garden of Empire: America’s Multibillion Dollar Opium Harvest

By resolution 42/112 of 7 December 1987, the UN General Assembly decided to observe 26 June as the International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking as an expression of its determination to strengthen action and cooperation to achieve the goal of an international society free of drug abuse. The UN General Assembly is committed to developing…