West Africa’s New Drug of Choice: The Rise of Methamphetamine

Issue & Policy Briefs June 12, 2014, No. 155

West Africa is rapidly evolving from a cocaine transit corridor from Latin America to Europe into an independent methamphetamine production and distribution center. This policy brief by ISDP’s Transnational Threats Initiative examines the drug’s emergence in the region and its implications, before arguing how civil society has so far been a largely overlooked actor that should be leveraged in drug prevention efforts.

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