West Africa’s New Drug of Choice: The Rise of Methamphetamine
West Africa is rapidly evolving from a cocaine transit corridor from Latin America to Europe into an independent methamphetamine production and distribution center. This policy brief by ISDP’s Transnational Threats Initiative examines the drug’s emergence in the region and its implications, before arguing how civil society has so far been a largely overlooked actor that should be leveraged in drug prevention efforts.
Cigarette Smuggling: Poland to Sweden
Cigarette smuggling is a multibillion dollar industry which directly feeds off government revenue. Within the European Union (EU) there are losses of around 11.3 billion euro in tax revenue each […]
Tackling Europe’s “Spice” Problem
The increased prevalence of the drug “Spice” is a concern for European policymakers. The authors put forward the case that stronger EU cooperation on the issue, more funding for research […]
Knark – En Miljökatastrof
Narkotikaindustrin är en bransch som inte bara har en negativ påverkan på människor och hälsan. Vid produktion, transport och distribution av narkotika förstörs miljön genom kemisk förorening, skogsskövling som hotar […]
Turkey & Qatar’s Support for Extremist Groups
For a long time both Qatar and Turkey have been U.S. partners in name, but provide material support to extremist groups at the same time.
Financing War or Facilitating Peace? The Impact of Rebel Drug Trafficking on Peace Negotiations in Colombia and Myanmar
Rebel involvement in drug trafficking is broadly found to prolong and intensify civil wars. Being an illicit good with strong demand, high profit margins, limited barriers to entry, and few […]