Afghanistan

The Afghan Drug Threat As It Is

Alexander BARENTSEV (Russia) On 9-10 June Moscow hosted the forum ‘Afghan Drug Production-a Challenge to the International Community’. The event brought together participants from over 40 countries, including delegates from the UN, SCO, CSTO, NATO. Among the high-ranking participants there were Mr. Antonio Costa, Executive Director of the UN Office […]

Afghanistan’s Donor Strategy Crisis

Rudik ISKUZHIN (Russia) On commission from the Asian Parliamentary Assembly (March 2010 session of the Committee on Social and Cultural Issues in Palau), a delegation from the Russian Parliament began addressing the effectiveness of international financial aid in the reconstruction of Afghanistan in conjunction with Afghan Members of Parliament. As […]

The Histrionics of US Drug-Controlled Policy

Evgeny KHRUSCHEV (Russia) From plight to blight The US has launched a surreptitious germ warfare against the hard-working drug-farmers – or so claimed the narco-jihadist propaganda when a “mysterious” blight had suddenly struck the “good” part of the opium poppy fields on the eve of the harvest. A shot in […]

Afghan Heroine Flow Channeled to Russia

Alexander BARENTSEV (Russia) According to the Head of the Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs Assistant Secretary of State D. Johnson, the US State Department’s International Narcotics Control Strategy Report should reject the idea of opium poppy crop eradication in Afghanistan. The production of narcotics in Afghanistan has […]

Bucks for Drugs Ponzi Scheme

Evgeny Khrushchev (Russia) Valorization & monetization of the US drug policy A decision to set up a slush fund for Marja opium poppy farmers in the heat of the harvest campaign is the most effective way to dismantle counternarcotics strategy led by DEA and SOF and to reveal the State […]