Author Archives: Kasia Malinowska-Sempruch

Michael Botticelli, the new US drugs czar

Will the United States Lead or Follow on International Drug Reform?

Will the United States Lead or Follow on International Drug Reform?

More than three years ago, the Global Commission on Drug Policy urged the world to recognize that the war on drugs has failed and to consider policies that would reduce violence, decrease mass incarceration, and promote health. Since then, sitting presidents and premiers, mainly from Latin America, have called for a review of the entire

Former UN Secretary General Kofi Annan has described the War on Drugs as "failed" and has deplored the violence it perpetuates in West Africa.

How Drug Trafficking Undermines West Africa

In a region still recovering from years of political conflict and violence, the rise of drug trafficking is undermining institutions, public health, and development efforts. A new report from a panel of West African leaders, Not Just in Transit: Drugs, the State and Society in West Africa, highlights the magnitude of drug-related problems in the region.

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