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.
Non-medical pathways away from harmful drug use in Kachin state, Myanmar
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.
‘Peace with hunger and bullets is very difficult’: PNIS implementation monitoring report
This Working Paper presents findings from the second survey of participants in Colombia’s crop substitution progrmme, carried out in Tumaco in 2021
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.
A taxing narrative: Miscalculating revenues and misunderstanding the conflict in Afghanistan
The assumption that the Taliban collected significant amounts of money taxing the cultivation of opium, the production of opiates, and on the smuggling of drugs across Afghanistan’s borders is the …
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Militias, drugs and borderland governance
An overview of current literature on how militias and their relationship with illegal economies vary between countries and what accounts for these variations.
An analysis of Colombia’s drug policy and actors
A closer look at the evolution of Colombian and international illicit drugs policies and actors.
Understanding the drugs policy landscape in Myanmar
An examination of how drugs policies and programmes intersect with conflict, peace, health and development in Myanmar.
Drugs and development in Afghanistan: national policy and actor analysis
An overview of counter-narcotic laws, policies and programmes in Afghanistan since 2001 and what it means for policy engagement today.
The fragmentation and development of global drug control regime complex
This paper seeks to explain the process of fragmentation of the international drug control system and suggests a new analytical framework for discussing trends and outcomes within the drug control system and its interaction with other areas of global governance.
Rethinking trends and stakeholders in international drug policy
This global stakeholder analysis examines the recent changes in international drug policy and the implications of these changes for shifting alignments and coalitions of stakeholders.
Catapults, pickups and tankers
This publication looks at cross-border production and trade in Nimroz, and how it shapes the political economy of this Afghanistan borderland province.
Mules, pick-ups and container traffic
This paper looks at the ‘chokepoint’ border crossings in Nangarhar province, Afghanistan – who controls the chokepoints, what commodities are transported through them, and what rules govern the amount of rent extraction.
El PNIS en terreno: Voces del campesinado cocalero
Los principales hallazgos obtenidos de la encuesta aplicada a usuarios del Programa Nacional Integral de Sustitución de cultivos de uso ilícito (PNIS) en los municipios de Tumaco y Puerto Asís. Currently only available in Spanish.
Literature review: Drugs and (dis)order in Afghanistan
A summary of key insights and debates from academic literature on the illicit economy in Afghanistan, from it’s origins to present day.
Literature review on illegal drugs in Latin America
A summary of academic literature on illegal drugs in Latin America published in 2018.