Tuesday, December 2, 2014
Opium - A Binding Aspect of Afghanistan
The fight against the drug trade in Afghanistan, although expensive, has been futile. The opium economy undercuts progress in security, rule of law, and the economy. 90 % of the world's opium comes from Afghanistan. More than a million Afghans are drug dependent. Almost all aspects of Afghan society is complicit in the drug trade to include government, police, and the army. Read more in "Opium: Tragic tie that binds Afghanistan's government, Taliban, warlords and people", World Tribune, November 30, 2014.