Narcotrafficking in Afghanistan: What’s next?


A new report from the EastWest Institute warns that Afghanistan faces an uncertain political and security environment. The drawdown of ISAF troops at the end of 2014 has ratcheted up the potential narcotrafficking threat. Afghan Narcotrafficking: Post-2014 Scenarios, calls for policymakers in the two countries to find the political will to resume cooperation, which it points to as the “best hope for a brighter future.” This report was produced by a working group of Russian and U.S. experts with support from Carnegie Corporation.