"Afghanistan: When Counternarcotics Undermines Counterterrorism"
Journal Article, Washington Quarterly, volume 28, issue 4, pages 55-72
Author: Vanda Felbab-Brown, Former Research Fellow, International Security Program/Program on Intrastate Conflict, 2005–2007
Paradoxically, counternarcotics efforts in Afghanistan frequently complicate counterterrorism and counterinsurgency objectives and can even undermine democratization. Counternarcotics strategy should concentrate instead on strengthening the Afghan state’s capacity.
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