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Transnational Institute (TNI)

Losing ground : drug control and war in Afghanistan

> « Drugs & Conflict », Debate Papers n°15, December 2006, 36 p. (pdf)

The worsening armed conflict and the all-time record opium production in Afghanistan have caused a wave of panic. Calls are being made for robust military action by NATO forces to destroy the opium industry in southern Afghanistan. But intensifying a war on drugs in Afghanistan now would further fuel the conflict, which is the last thing that the country needs. This « Drugs & Conflict » briefing focuses on opium elimination efforts and the controversy about involving military forces in (...) read

date of on-line publication : 21 March 2007

Partnership Africa Canada (PAC)

The lost world : diamond mining and smuggling in Venezuela

> Occasional Paper n° 16, November 2006

Venezuela, a country that annually produces an estimated 150,000 carats of diamonds, has officially exported none since January 2005. Although it is a member of the Kimberley Process Certification Scheme (KPCS) for controlling rough diamonds, it has essentially dropped off the KPCS radar. Recent efforts to halt illicit mining in Venezuela have led only to violence and death. A combination of high taxes, ineffective currency controls and bureaucratic ineptitude has driven Venezuela’s diamond (...) read

date of on-line publication : 8 February 2007

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