Addiction, Crime and Insurgency: The Transnational Threat of Afghan Opium

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United Nations Publications, May 14, 2014 - Corruption - 152 pages
The publication shows the devastating consequences that the opium and heroin that are trafficked from Afghanistan every year have on the health and security of countries along the Balkan and Eurasian drug routes, of countries in Europe, and of China, India and the Russian Federation. It documents how the world's deadliest drug has created a market worth billions of dollars, catering to millions of addicts, causing thousands of deaths per year, spreading HIV at an unprecedented rate and, not least, funding criminal groups, insurgents and terrorists.
 

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Contents

COMMENTARY BYTHE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
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ABBREVIATIONS AND ACRONYMS
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KEY FACTS
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EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
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INTRODUCTION
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1 THE OPIATE TRADE
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A transnational security threat
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CONCLUDING REMARKS
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About the author (2014)

Jose Antonio Ocampo is Under-Secretary-General of the United Nations for Economic and Social Affairs, and former Executive Secretary of ECLAC.

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