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Have We Lost the War on Drugs?

Yury Krupnov, Lev Levinson

In June 2011 the Global Commission on Drug Policy released a statement that condemned the ongoing war on drugs as hugely ineffective and wasteful. Countering drug trafficking is now an integral part of any national security policy. Between the two main approaches to the anti-drugs policy – prohibitive and differential – which is the more effective one? What constitutes success in countering drugs? And is there an instrument that can help us win the war on drugs in the end? The Security Index publishes correspondence between two experts who hold different views and ideas about the principles of the anti-drugs policy.

Have We Lost the War on Drugs?


SECURITY INDEX №1 (98), 2012