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DRUG PRODUCTION AND STATE STABILITY - Policy Brief

DRUG PRODUCTION AND STATE STABILITY - Policy Brief

  1. Lunar Loops
    Bilingual report (French & English)

    Perceptions of security shared by our states have widened to take into account less traditional threats such as terrorism, arms proliferation, and trafficking in human beings and illegal goods, including drugs. Agricultural drug production is the source of significant but illegal resources for very fragile rural peoples, as well as a threat to the security of those countries to which the drugs are exported. The local impact of agricultural drug production is less well understood, at least in France. Although important from the point of view of the security of a number of states - even of whole regions, as in Latin America – the subject belongs partly to the field of security studies and partly to that of development studies, and has therefore not been much examined in its own right.


    Looks at Opium producing regions, cannabis in Africa, Coca in South America and the relationship between drug production and state stability in general.