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How to Halt the Afghan Drug Trade: Follow the Money
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How to Halt the Afghan Drug Trade: Follow the Money

Mary Beth Goodman and Trevor Sutton discuss how to curb the narcotics trade in Afghanistan.

Corruption poses an existential challenge to Afghanistan’s stability, as well as its political and economic development. Under the leadership of President Ashraf Ghani and Chief Executive Abdullah Abdullah, there is an opportunity for the United States to capitalize on the newly expressed political will of Afghanistan’s elected leaders to curb corruption.

Afghanistan’s national unity government has prioritized the fight against the epidemic of graft plaguing the country, and this fight is intricately tied to the production and flow of drugs.

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Mary Beth Goodman

Senior Fellow

Trevor Sutton

Senior Fellow