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 […]
Russia: an Enabler of Jihad?
Russian officials have had to contain their glee in monitoring recent political events in America and Europe. They appear to think their days in the cold may soon be over. […]
Slavery and Human Trafficking in the 21st Century
An estimated 30 million people are subject to modern day slavery, including forced labor and sexual exploitation. Moreover, the trafficking of human beings is one of the fastest growing transnational […]
Legal prostitution in Europe: the shady facade of human trafficking
Criminalising the buying, rather than the offering, of sexual services is one of the ways to fight the transnational criminal networks behind the trafficking of women.