Central Asia

Drug Trafficking in Central Asia: A Matter of Survival for Some

This shorter article examines the drug supplying and trafficking taking place in Central Asia. Countries like Afghanistan, Kazakhstan and Tajikstan are focused on in the article, which also explores why so many turn to drug trafficking.

Lubin, Nancy. “Drug Trafficking in Central Asia: A Matter of Survival for Some.” Headlines | EurasiaNet.org. 8 May 2001. Web. 28 June 2010. http://www.eurasianet.org/departments/insight/articles/eav050901.shtml

 

Central Asia’s War on Drugs Takes a High Human Toll

This article, in conjunction with the previous one, explores the effects of the Central Asian drug trade on human life. The article touches on the corruption frequently found in poorer countries rife with drug trafficking. The article cites human rights violations in these countries when the government attempts to use a “war on drugs” as an attempt to wipe out political enemies.

Lubin, Nancy. “Central Asia’s War on Drugs Takes a High Human Toll.” Headlines | EurasiaNet.org. 13 May 2001. Web. 28 June 2010. http://www.eurasianet.org/departments/insight/articles/eav051401.shtml

 

Afghanistan: Narco-Cartels a Growing Threat, UN Drug Agency Warns

Focusing on Afghanistan, this article outlines the effect of drugs on the overall country and the countries problems as a result of drugs. The author, Aunohita Mojumdar, quotes Antonio Maria Costa, UNODC Executive Director, in saying that “Afghanistan’s problems can not be solved without controlling drugs.”

Mojumdar, Aunohita. “Afghanistan: Narco-Cartels a Growing Threat, UN Drug Agency Warns | EurasiaNet.org.” Headlines | EurasiaNet.org. 1 Sept. 2009. Web. 29 Aug. 2010. http://www.eurasianet.org/departments/insightb/articles/eav090209.shtml

 

Hezbollah Funded by Drug Trade in Europe

This article focuses on allegations made by the German police that Lebanese militant group Hezbollah is using drug trafficking to fund its activities.

Uni, Assaf. “Hezbollah Funded by Drug Trade in Europe.” Israel News – Haaretz Israeli News Source. 9 Jan. 2010. Web. 13 July 2010. http://www.haaretz.com/news/report-hezbollah-funded-by-drug-trade-in-europe-1.261091

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