Drug Production and Trafficking, Counterdrug Policies, and Security and Governance in Afghanistan

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Jonathan P. Caulkins, Mark A.R. Kleiman, Jonathan D. Kulick. March 2010. Center on International Cooperation, New York University
This report by Jonathan Caulkins, Mark Kleiman, and Jonathan Kulick contributes to the ongoing debate about counternarcotics policies in Afghanistan, and in relation to counter-insurgency operations by adding a heretofore missing element – applied economic analysis of the effect of counter-narcotics policies. It does so by applying to a stylized depiction of the Afghan situation a standard model that economists and policy analysts have applied to a large range of policy areas.