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Afghanistan Heroin Trade

How the Taliban Gets Its Cash

Joseph V. Micallef | Posted 11.14.2015 | World
Joseph V. Micallef

Afghan government sources estimate that the Afghan heroin trade generates approximately two billion dollars in turnover within Afghanistan.

Afghan Poppy Crop Reaches Record High Despite Billions In U.S. Spending

Matt Sledge | Posted 10.23.2014 | Politics

Afghanistan just produced a record poppy crop despite massive $7.6 billion in U.S. counternarcotics spending since the war there began, a new report f...

Amritsar: India's Heroin Capital (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Al Jazeera's Prerna Suri reports on the devastating effects of drugs in one of India's most holy cities, Amritsar. The city, home to the Golden Templ...

General McChrystal and His "Retail War"

Jayne Lyn Stahl | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Jayne Lyn Stahl

If we're going to label the Taliban in the Helmand valley "terrorists," then we might as well label the government that works with them to collect taxes from poppy farmers insurgents.

Obama Must End the War on Drugs -- or Mexico and Afghanistan Will Collapse

Johann Hari | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Johann Hari

We now have a chance to bankrupt the Mexican cartels, the Taliban, the Bloods and the Crips, and the gangs that are shooting their way across world -- before they cause the collapse of two countries.

Reports Link Afghanistan President's Brother To Heroin Trade

New York Times | James Risen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

When Afghan security forces found an enormous cache of heroin hidden beneath concrete blocks in a tractor-trailer outside Kandahar in 2004, the local ...