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Southeast Asia’s Thriving Drug Trade

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Southeast Asia’s Thriving Drug Trade

Southeast Asia’s Thriving Drug Trade Pierre-Arnaud Chouvy World Politics Review, 25 October 2011.   From the early 1950s until 1990, when Afghanistan’s opium production surpassed that of Myanmar, most of the world’s illicit opium originated in mainland Southeast Asia. This is partly because the region’s rugged hills and mountains, heavy monsoon rains and lack of
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Finding an Alternative to Illicit Opium Production in Afghanistan, and Elsewhere

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Finding an Alternative to Illicit Opium Production in Afghanistan, and Elsewhere

Finding an Alternative to Illicit Opium Production in Afghanistan, and Elsewhere Pierre-Arnaud Chouvy International Journal of Environmental Studies, Vol. 68 N° 3, pp. 373-379.   Abstract Prohibition attempts have failed for over a century, as the case of Afghanistan shows. There are many and complex reasons for this. Illicit opium production has benefited from synergies
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Illegal Trades Across National Borders of Mainland Southeast Asia

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Illegal Trades Across National Borders of Mainland Southeast Asia

Illegal Trades Across National Borders of Mainland Southeast Asia Pierre-Arnaud Chouvy in Le Roux P., Baffie J., Beullier G. (Eds), The Trade in Human Beings for Sex in Southeast Asia, Bangkok, White Lotus Press, 2010, pp. 305-326.   Mainland Southeast Asia, or Indochina—as it has long been known due to its position between India and China—has
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Afghanistan and the global failure of counternarcotics

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Afghanistan and the global failure of counternarcotics

Afghanistan and the global failure of counternarcotics Pierre-Arnaud Chouvy  Afghanistan Info, N° 4, September 2008, pp. 11-12.   The failure to address Afghanistan’s opium production is not surprising. About 60 years of Asian opium bans have demonstrated that drug supply reduction is very rarely effective and, in fact, is most often counterproductive. The Chinese “success
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Licensing Afghanistan’s opium: solution or fallacy?

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Licensing Afghanistan’s opium: solution or fallacy?

Licensing Afghanistan’s opium: solution or fallacy? Pierre-Arnaud Chouvy Caucasian Review of International Affairs, Vol. 2 (2), Spring 2008, pp. 101-106.   Abstract For almost two decades Afghanistan has been the world’s largest illicit opium producer. Decades of war, droughts, poverty, and political incapabilities have driven up the country’s opium production despite counter-narcotics programmes ranging from
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Agricultural Drug Economies: Cause or Alternative to Intra-State Conflicts?

Nov 4th, 2011 | By
Agricultural Drug Economies: Cause or Alternative to Intra-State Conflicts?

Agricultural Drug Economies: Cause or Alternative to Intra-State Conflicts? Pierre-Arnaud Chouvy (CNRS-Prodig), Laurent Laniel (Inhes) [1] Crime, Law and Social Change, Vol. 48, N° 3-5, December 2007, pp. 133-150    Abstract: Through case studies selected among the world’s main drug-producer countries and regions (Afghanistan, Bolivia, Burma, Colombia, Morocco, Peru, and West Africa) this paper depicts
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Drug Trafficking

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Drug Trafficking

Drug Trafficking Pierre-Arnaud Chouvy S.C. Tucker (Ed), The Encyclopedia of the Cold War: A Political, Social, and Military History, 2007, Santa Barbara, ABC-CLIO, pp. 339-441.   The Cold War played a direct and prominent role in the production and trafficking of illicit drugs. Indeed, the financing of many anti-Communist covert operations, such as those led
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Drug production and state stability

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Drug production and state stability

Drug production and state stability Pierre-Arnaud Chouvy (CNRS-PRODIG), Laurent Laniel (INHES) Secrétariat général de la défense nationale (SGDN), Centre d’études et de recherches internationales (CERI), Paris, Mai 2006 – May 2006   Foreword   Perceptions of security shared by our states have widened to take into account less traditional threats such as terrorism, arms proliferation, and
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Moroccan Roll

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Moroccan Roll

Moroccan Roll Pierre-Arnaud Chouvy High Times, June 2006, pp. 58, 59, 60, 62. A geographer and research fellow at the CNRS in France, Dr. Pierre-Arnaud Chouvy spent years studying opium production in Asia—from Afghanistan to Burma—before visiting Morocco to observe how cannabis and hashish production compares with opium farming. He traveled through the Rif Mountains
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Afghan opium: License to kill

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Afghan opium: License to kill

Afghan opium: License to kill Pierre-Arnaud Chouvy Asia Times, February 1, 2006.   In June 1906, Charles Henry Brent, the first Protestant Episcopal Church bishop of the Philippines and a staunch opponent of the opium trade, wrote to president Theodore Roosevelt to ask for the United States to call an international conference to enforce anti-opium
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