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Afghanistan Drug Trade

Russians Invade Afghanistan (Again!), Chinese Fight Iraq War (Again!)

Tom Engelhardt | Posted 01.25.2015 | Politics
Tom Engelhardt

Let's play a game, the kind that makes no sense on this single-superpower planet of ours. For a moment, do your best to suspend disbelief and imagine that there's another superpower, great power, or even regional power somewhere that, between 2001 and 2003, launched two major wars in the Greater Middle East.

'Yaba' Meth Sold As Candy To Kids In Thailand

The Huffington Post | Amanda Scherker | Posted 08.28.2013 | World

Thai officials said at a press conference Monday that a methamphetamine-based drug known as "yaba" is being packaged as candy and sold to kids via Fac...

Afghanistan's First Drug Kingpin

Reuters | Posted 01.15.2013 | World

By Matthew Green ISLAMABAD, Nov 15 (Reuters) - The U.S. government added a top Taliban commander to its list of suspected drug traffic...

Fighting Opium Addiction In Afghanistan

Posted 09.21.2012 | World

With over one million Afghanis addicted to drugs, Afghanistan has lagged far behind when it comes to curtailing its bourgeoning drug production and tr...

Afghanistan Drug War: US Drug Raid Classifies Poppyseeds As 'Narcotics'

GlobalPost | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Fans of poppyseed bagels may want to start glancing furtively around for undercover narcs before taking a bite of their black-speckled breakfast rolls...

Karzai's Brother Threatened McClatchy Writer Reporting Afghan Drug Story

McClatchy | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

The ride to Kandahar airport was tense. The Afghan president's brother had just yelled a litany of obscenities and said he was about to beat me....

US, Iranian Diplomats Break The Ice

Huffington Post/CBS | Stuart Whatley | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

UPDATE: In the first high-level talks between the countries in many years, senior U.S. diplomat Richard Holbrooke briefly met with Iran's deputy forei...

Fears Grow That US Could Become Isolated In Afghanistan

The Independent | Kim Sengupta and Raymond Whitaker | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

President Barack Obama is facing warnings that the US risks repeating some of its errors in Iraq as the new administration turns its focus to Afghanis...