The consumption of illicit drugs is not only a major public health concern in many countries, but it also represents a serious non-traditional security challenge in source and transit countries for drugs. Drug production and trafficking can fuel and prolong violent conflict with the activities of transnational organized criminal groups corroding the integrity of states to the detriment of governance and stability.
ISDP’s research and activities on the issue are multi-faceted. These include promoting awareness among youths in Sweden and other European countries of the social and environmental consequences of drug production, informing policymakers on measures to enhance drug prevention efforts, as well as identifying the effects of drug trafficking on conflict dynamics in Central and Southeast Asia.
ISDP Annual Report 2016
Letter from the Directors 2016 has been both a turbulent and eventful year. Events such as the failed Turkey coup, North Korea’s nuclear tests, the inauguration of Myanmar’s new government, […]
Organized Crime and the Financial Crisis: Recent Trends in the Baltic Sea Region
The financial crisis has affected not only the economies of countries in the Baltic Sea Region. It also provided a golden opportunity for organized crime groups to expand their activities. […]
How the narcotics industry affects society
The brochure “How the narcotics industry affects society” is primarily intended for readers in the age between 15 and 20 but is of interest to anyone who would like to […]
Counteracting Transnational Organized Crime: Challenges and Countermeasures
This report outlines the origins of transnational organized crime, describes how it manifests itself and identifies possible threats against societies. Money laundering is dealt with in some detail since it […]