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Suppressing Illicit Opium Production: Successful Intervention and National Drug Policies in Asia and the Middle East

Suppressing Illicit Opium Production: Successful Intervention and National Drug Policies in Asia and the Middle East
James Windle

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Conventional analysis of the illicit opium market suggests that source country interventions have at best achieved minimal results. Yet there are countries that have eliminated, or significantly reduced, the illicit production of opium from their territory. Drawing on a wide range of academic, official and non-governmental sources, including previously unidentified records, James Windle provides detailed narratives of countries that have achieved national success, including China, Iran, Turkey, the People s Republic of China, the Islamic Republic of Iran, Thailand, Pakistan, Vietnam and Laos, and identifies key factors necessary for successful intervention. Suppressing Illicit Opium Production makes a valuable contribution to our scarce knowledge of source country drug policy and draws out important lessons to be learned for improving the effectiveness of future interventions. It will be essential reference for all practitioners, policy makers and academics concerned with a subject of significant contemporary relevance."

Author Info

James Windle is Senior Lecturer in Criminology and Crininal Justice, University of East London. His main research interests are international drug policy and strategy, and organized crime. He has published on the potential of the International Criminal Court in countering illicit opiate trafficking, the Afghan criminal justice system, and displacement in counter-narcotic interventions. He has travelled widely in Asia and the Middle East and was part of a research team at the United Nations Office of Drugs and Crime working on the global amphetamine-type stimulant market.

Bibliographic Info

Imprint: I.B.Tauris
Publisher: I.B.Tauris & Co. Ltd.

ISBN: 9781784535810
Publication Date: 29 Feb 2016
Number of Pages: 240
Height: 234
Width: 156
Illustrations: 36 bw integrated

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