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||Maass, Citha D.
||Afghanistan’s drug career : evolution from a war economy to a drug economy / Citha D. Maass ; [translation by David Barnes].
||Berlin : Afghanistan Analyst’s Network (AAN), Stiftung Wissenschaft und Politik, 2011.
||28 p. ; 30 cm.
Translation of original paper: Afghanistans Drogenkarriere: von der Kriegs- zur Drogenökonomie” (Berlin : Stiftung Wissenschaft und Politik, January 2010).
Summary: “In the context of a ‘criminalized peace’, identifying effective approaches in the fight against the drug industry is difficult. Two fundamental prerequisites are lacking under the given circumstances: The Afghan government and influential politicians do not have the political will to take action against the drug industry because they profit from it – directly or indirectly; the United States, the United Nations and the international community also lack the political will to press the Afghan government and political partners in the provinces to take decisive action. The West wants to prevent a weakening of the Karzai government at the national level and justifiably fears retaliatory attacks against international soldiers and civil development experts.”—(p. 27-28).
||Narcotics – Afghanistan.
Opium trade – Afghanistan.
Opium trade – Economic aspects – Afghanistan.
Drug traffic – Afghanistan.
Afghanistan – Economic conditions.
Narcotics, Control of – Afghanistan.
Afghanistan – Politics and government – 2001- .
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