Regional Outlook, Global Perspective

CAN INDONESIA AND SOUTHEAST ASIA AFFORD TO LOSE ANOTHER DECADE TO WAR ON DRUGS?

CAN INDONESIA AND SOUTHEAST ASIA AFFORD TO LOSE ANOTHER DECADE TO WAR ON DRUGS?
Illegal poppy fields in the Golden Triangle, Mar 2007. Wikimedia Commons

BY Ann Fordham

The Jakarta Post-Oct 23

Southeast Asia is characterized by some of the harshest and most repressive approaches to drugs in the world. Have these draconian measures resulted in the desired effect of a reduced drug market? Can ASEAN claim that progress is being made toward the goal of a “drug-free” region?

Read more at: http://www.thejakartapost.com/academia/2018/10/23/can-indonesia-and-southeast-asia-afford-to-lose-another-decade-to-war-on-drugs.html

First published in: The Jakarta Post

 

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