Law and Justice
A part of the illegal drug trade—consumption, transshipment, or production—is present in virtually every country. In places such as Afghanistan and Colombia, the illicit narcotics economy lies at the heart of violent conflict and crucially affects counterterrorism, counterinsurgency and stabilization efforts. Counternarcotics efforts are complex and long-term efforts to mitigate numerous threats to national and international security, political stability and accountability, and economic development posed by illicit economies.
How to break free of the drugs-conflict nexus in Colombia
December 16, 2015, Vanda Felbab-Brown and Anna Newby
After nearly 80 years of war, Colombia is on the cusp of closing a historic peace deal with the FARC. Drug cultivation and trafficking are crucial aspects of the deal, as drug profits have long enabled the country’s violent conflict. In a major breakthrough, the Colombian government and the FARC have agreed on a joint counternarcotics strategy. What does it mean?
Latin America and the Caribbean
Article | Center for Complex Operations-PRISM
December 2015, Vanda Felbab-Brown
December 7, 2015, Vanda Felbab-Brown
Opinion | The Cipher Brief
November 4, 2015, Vanda Felbab-Brown
October 23, 2015
September 24, 2015, Vanda Felbab-Brown
September 21, 2015
September 15, 2015
Interview | C-SPAN
August 4, 2015, Vanda Felbab-Brown
Interview | Slate
July 16, 2015, Vanda Felbab-Brown
July 13, 2015, Vanda Felbab-Brown
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