Poppies, politics, and power : Afghanistan and the global history of drugs and diplomacy
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Poppies, politics, and power : Afghanistan and the global history of drugs and diplomacy / James Tharin Bradford.
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This text explores the history of the Afghan drug trade during the 20th century, detailing how, and why, Afghan rulers struggled to balance the benefits of the Afghan drug trade, both legal and illicit forms, with external pressures to conform to international drug control regimes and more tightly regulate drugs. This work explores why, over time, drug control became a key component of Afghan state formation and diplomacy; by embracing more coercive forms of drug control Afghanistan gained greater access to foreign aid and investment, especially from the United States.
Cornell University Press,
Cornell scholarship online.
Includes bibliographical references and index.