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The dangers of opium eradication in Asia

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The dangers of opium eradication in Asia

The dangers of opium eradication in Asia Pierre-Arnaud Chouvy Jane’s Intelligence Review, January 2005, Vol. 17 n° 1, pp. 26-27.   Campaigns to eradicate opium in Afghanistan, Myanmar and Laos risk being counterproductive in the mid-term as prices are driven up and rural poverty is exacerbated, leading to displacement of production rather than eradication. Pierre-Arnaud
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Drugs and the Financing of Terrorism

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Drugs and the Financing of Terrorism

Drugs and the Financing of Terrorism By Pierre-Arnaud Chouvy  Terrorism Monitor,Volume 2, Issue 20, October 21, 2004. The financing of terrorism through illicit drug trafficking has been touted as a major problem since the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001. Indeed, during the last decade, Afghanistan has been the most important opium producing country in
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Narco-Terrorism in Afghanistan

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Narco-Terrorism in Afghanistan

Narco-Terrorism in Afghanistan Pierre-Arnaud Chouvy Terrorism Monitor, Volume 2, Issue 6, March 25, 2004   The illicit drug economy in Afghanistan is said to be fuelling terrorism. During a 8-9 February conference held in Kabul, Antonio Maria Costa, the Executive Director of the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), warned of « mounting evidence
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Myanmar’s Wa: Likely losers in the opium war

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Myanmar’s Wa: Likely losers in the opium war

Myanmar’s Wa: Likely losers in the opium war Pierre-Arnaud Chouvy Asia Times, January 24, 2003. Illicit opium production occurs predominantly in Asia, although opium and heroin are also being increasingly produced in Colombia and Mexico. While post-Taliban Afghanistan has regained its position as the first producer of illicit opium in the world (see The ironies
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Opium ban risks greater insecurity for Wa in Myanmar

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Opium ban risks greater insecurity for Wa in Myanmar

Opium ban risks greater insecurity for Wa in Myanmar Pierre-Arnaud Chouvy Jane’s Intelligence Review February 2004, Vol. 16 n° 2, pp. 39-41 The United Wa State Party has pledged to crack down on opium production in northeast Myanmar. However, as Pierre-Arnaud Chouvy reports, ridding the area of opium without providing alternative income sources could be
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Drug Production and Trade

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Drug Production and Trade

Drug Production and Trade Pierre-Arnaud Chouvy Shepard Krech III, J.R. McNeill, and Carolyn Merchant (Editors) Encyclopedia of World Environmental History, New York, Routledge, 1344 p. Volume 1, pp. 347-350.    (This text has undergone slight revision since its original publication)   Since the first drugs – psychoactive substances that alter states of consciousness or increase
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The drug routes from central Asia to Europe

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The drug routes from central Asia to Europe

  Background to the Drug Routes from Central Asia to Europe Ministerial Conference on the drug routes from central Asia to Europe held during the G8 Special Meeting convened in Paris, France, at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs on 21-22 May 2003 This paper was drafted by three independent non-governmental experts, Mr Pierre-Arnaud Chouvy [1], Mr Michel
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Opiate smuggling routes from Afghanistan to Europe and Asia

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Opiate smuggling routes from Afghanistan to Europe and Asia

Opiate smuggling routes from Afghanistan to Europe and Asia Pierre-Arnaud Chouvy Jane’s Intelligence Review – March 1, 2003 Vol. 15 N° 03, March 2003, pp. 32-35. Despite the fall of the Taliban and attempts to reintegrate Afghanistan into the international community, the country remains the world’s main source of opiates – opium, morphine and heroin
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The drug trade in Asia

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The drug trade in Asia

The drug trade in Asia Pierre-Arnaud Chouvy Updated versions of the articles published in the “Encyclopedia of Modern Asia” Volume 2, in Levinson D., Christensen K. (Ed.), 2002, Encyclopedia of Modern Asia, Chicago, Scribners, 3600 p.  Drug Trade An updated version of the article of Pierre-Arnaud Chouvy published in the “Encyclopedia of Modern Asia” (pp.
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New drug trafficking routes in Southeast Asia

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New drug trafficking routes in Southeast Asia

New drug trafficking routes in Southeast Asia Pierre-Arnaud Chouvy Jane’s Intelligence Review – July 2, 2002 Vol. 14 N° 7, July 2002, pp. 32-34 The last decade has seen two main trends in opiate production and trafficking in Southeast Asia: concentration of opium poppy cultivation in Myanmar and diversification of the drug trafficking routes from
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