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    Downward Spiral

    • Martin Jelsma, Tom Kramer
    17 June 2005
    Policy briefing

    Opium farmers in Afghanistan and Burma are coming under huge pressure as local authorities implement bans on the cultivation of poppy.

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    A Downward Spiral

    01 December 2005
    Article

    The only viable and humane approach to reduce opium production may require easing the opium ban deadlines, while creating alternative livelihoods for opium farmers.

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    Wishful Thinking Won’t Solve the Crisis

    Boris Kagarlitsky
    23 July 2009
    Article
    The more the authorities refuse to change the system, preferring stop-gap measures, the more they will be caught in a downward spiral and the more they will lose control of their policies — and the economy as well.
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    Afghanistan: Drugs overview

    17 November 2005
    Article

    Afghanistan is the world's largest producer of opium, the raw material for heroin. In 2000, the Taleban regime enforced an opium ban that led to the virtual disappearance of opium poppy cultivation in areas under their control. In drug control terms, this is often referred to as an unprecedented success, yet the ban caused a major humanitarian disaster for hundreds of thousands dependent on the illicit economy.

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  6. TNI-BCN Burma Project: Publications

    20 May 2010

    Publications produced by and related to the TNI-BCN Burma Project

  7. Opium Bans Will Cause Human Misery in Afghanistan and Burma

    17 November 2005
    Article

     

    Opium Bans Will Cause Human Misery in Afghanistan and Burma
    TNI/BCN (Burma Centre Netherlands) Press Release, 25 June 2005

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    Drugs and Conflict in Burma

    01 December 2005
    Article

    Burma

    Burma

    Burma/Myanmar is undergoing yet another humanitarian crisis while entering a new critical political stage. In the Kokang region, an opium ban was enforced in 2003, and since mid-2005 no more poppy growing has been allowed in the Wa region. Banning opium in these Shan State regions where most of the Burmese opiates were produced, adds another chapter to the long and dramatic history of drugs, conflict and human suffering.

  9. Drugs and Conflict in Burma

    08 February 2011

    Burma/Myanmar is undergoing yet another humanitarian crisis while entering a new critical political stage. In the Kokang region, an opium ban was enforced in 2003, and since mid-2005 no more poppy growing has been allowed in the Wa region. Banning opium in these Shan State regions where most of the Burmese opiates were produced, adds another chapter to the long and dramatic history of drugs, conflict and human suffering.

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    The Debt Boomerang

    • Susan George
    10 June 1992
    Book

    In an unsettling but lucid critique, The Debt boomerang shows that we in the North must also pay the price of World bank and IMF policies that have accelerated deforestation, encouraged mass migrations, fuelled an expanding drug trade and heightened global instability and conflict.

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    Cross of Charter impasse, unfolding economy

    Walden Bello
    30 June 2009
    Article
    With its representative institutions severely weakened by unscrupulous political machinations, the fate of our constitutional democracy will once again depend on the direct democracy of the streets
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    Coca Yes, Cocaine No?

    01 August 2006
    Article
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    Failed and Collapsed States in the International System

    TNI / African Studies Centre (Leiden) / the Center of Social Studies (Coimbra University) / CIP-FUHEM (Madrid)
    01 December 2003
    Article
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    Commission unveils €200bn stimulus plan

    Leigh Phillips
    27 November 2008
    In the media
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    Sliding down in anger

    Saul Landau
    19 March 2009
    Article
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    The international trade system needs to reinvent itself

    Myriam vander Stichele
    11 August 2008
    Article
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    Coca Yes, Cocaine No?

    20 July 2006
    Article

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