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During the latter part of the 20th century, illegal drug production for Western markets has developed and consolidated in various parts of Asia. The near entirety of the heroin consumed in Europe originates in Afghanistan, with major individual and societal problems in the countries of consumption. However, the production and smuggling of heroin causes even worse problems in the production and transit countries. In the states along the smuggling routes, narcotics affect the general health conditions of the population, with severe diseases including HIV/AIDS as a result. It also contributes to crime and social conflicts, exacerbates corruption and threatens sovereignty, fuels extremism and terrorism, and plays an important role in civil wars.

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Publications on Central Asia

Ernesto Gallo
Eurasian Union versus Silk Road Economic Belt?
POLICY BRIEF, No. 159, August 29, 2014 Webpage Link
Nicklas Norling
Kazakhstan's Model Is the Best Bet for Ukraine
COMMENTARY, The Moscow Times, August 28, 2014 Webpage Link
Svante E Cornell
Checking Putin's Eurasian Ambitions
JOURNAL ARTICLE, The Wall Street Journal, April 06, 2014 Webpage Link
S. Frederick Starr
Moderate Islam? Look to Central Asia
ARTICLE, The New York Times, February 26, 2014 Webpage Link
Niklas Swanström
Sino –Russian Relations at the Start of the New Millennium in Central Asia and Beyond
ARTICLE, Journal of Contemporary China, January 22, 2014 Webpage Link
Johan Engvall
Why are Public Offices Sold in Kyrgyzstan
JOURNAL ARTICLE, Post-Soviet Affairs, Volume 30, No. 01 2014, pp. 67-85 Webpage Link
Lars-Erik Lundin, Kirsten van Kaathoven
Perils of the Drug Trade: Implications and Challenges of Central Asia's "Northern Route"
POLICY BRIEF, No. 125, May 29, 2013 Webpage Link
Niklas Swanström, Leah Oppenheimer
Invisible Ink: Looking for the Lost Trade between China, Russia, and Central Asia
POLICY BRIEF, No. 117, March 13, 2013 Webpage Link
Niklas Swanström
Central Asia and Russian Relations: Breaking Out of the Russian Orbit?
ARTICLE, The Brown Journal of World Affairs, Volume 19, No. 1, December 2012 Webpage Link
Cheryl Benard, Eli Sugarman, Holly Rehm
Cultural Heritage vs. Mining on the New Silk Road? Finding Technical Solutions for Mes Aynak and Beyond
CONFERENCE REPORT, December 2012, pp. 44 Webpage Link
Niklas Swanström
Globalisation and the Rise of Asia: Regional Cooperation to Sustain Economic Stability in Asia
BOOK CHAPTER, in Towards a New Asia Order, January 2012 Webpage Link
Niklas Swanström
China and Greater Central Asia: New Frontiers?
SILK ROAD PAPER, December 2011, pp. 86 Webpage Link
Niklas Swanström
Global Insider: China-Kazakhstan Relations
COMMENTARY, World Politics Review, March 01, 2011 Webpage Link
Erik Leijonmarck, Camilla Asyrankulova
The Role of Organized Crime and Drug Trafficking in Kyrgyzstan’s Ethnic Crisis
ISDP POLICY BRIEF, No. 39, October 13, 2010 Webpage Link
Niklas Swanström
Traditional and Non-Traditional Security Threats in Central Asia: Connecting the New and the Old
JOURNAL ARTICLE, The China and Eurasia Forum Quarterly, Volume 8, No. 2, August 2010, pp. 17 Webpage Link

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