In this Working Paper, Kathy Win discuses the role of CSOs, faith-based groups and ethnic armed organisations in harm reduction programmes in Northern Shan State.
This article in the Journal of Humanitarian Affairs reflects on the challenges and opportunities of collaboration between artists and academics in making the animation ‘Colombia’s Broken Peace’.
This article explores how drug dependency treatment is made to work in efforts to sustain everyday livelihoods.
This paper discusses intersectional approaches to understanding pathways out of harmful drug use in Kachin state, Myanmar, through telling the life story of a well-known advocate for better treatment of drug users.
This digital report highlights the personal experiences of some of Colombia’s “substitution farmers” who eradicated their illicit coca crops as part of the Peace Agreement’s substitution programme, but are still waiting for the state to deliver what was promised to them.
Agribusiness meets alternative development: Lessons for Afghanistan’s licit and illicit commodity markets
This AREU research paper is a case study of CARD-F, a nine-year aid-funded rural development programme which began with counternarcotic goals.
This Journal of Contemporary Asia article discusses how the illegal drug trade has become integral to systems of brokered rule in northern Shan State, Myanmar.
This Journal of Political Power article discusses four mechanisms through which criminal involvement politicised paramilitaries.
This Working Paper presents findings from the second survey of participants in Colombia’s crop substitution progrmme, carried out in Tumaco in 2021
This Third World Quarterly article discusses the institutionalization of calamity – in the form of fumigation and exposure to lethal violence – and its consequences over coca peasants and workers in Colombia.
This Third World Quarterly article considers the interaction between different governance arrangements and the everyday life of people involved in the drug economy in Nimroz and Nangarhar.
Drugs & (dis)order Policy Lab: An experiment in sustained critical engagement between researchers and policymakers
This working paper shares reflections from an ongoing conversation between researchers and policy stakeholders on drugs, development and peacebuilding policy.
This Journal of Political Power article analyses the effect of the Colombian peace process on the discourse of ‘narco-guerillas’.
‘Everything peasants do is illegal’: Colombian coca growers’ everyday experiences of law enforcement and its impacts on state legitimacy
This Third World Quarterly article draws on coca farmer accounts to argue that if the state continues to wage war against the peasantry, it will hardly achieve effective governance of the coca frontier.