Afghanistan’s poppy fields have increased and the nation’s opium production has risen significantly since 2015. Nabil Bhatia breaks down the key transnational opioid trafficking routes, and analyzes joint counternarcotics initiatives aimed at curbing supply.
Nick Raffey discusses how the Canadian Armed Forces are combating the transportation of illicit narcotics in the Carribean Sea and the Eastern Pacific Ocean.
After 50 years of warfare and nearly three years of negotiations, Colombia’s government and the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, or FARC, have signed a breakthrough peace commitment. Last week in Havana Cuba, President Santos and FARC leader Timoleon “Timochenko” Jimenez presided over a ceremony where the broad outlines of a peace deal were defined. Read More…
Daniel Waring analyzes the new trends in combating the illegal drug trade in Latin America.