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Volume 21  Number 1  •  Summer 2016
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The War on Drugs in Afghanistan: Another Failed Experiment in Interdiction
By Scott Burns, Christopher J. Coyne, Abigail Hall Blanco
This article appeared in the Summer 2016 issue of The Independent Review

U.S. policies of drug eradication in Afghanistan have not only failed to end the opium trade, but they’ve also undermined the goals of the war on terror. By creating numerous perverse unintended consequences, the U.S. interdiction efforts have strengthened the Taliban insurgency and undercut the broader goals of the occupation.

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Other Independent Review articles by Scott Burns
    Spring 2016   How Would You Like to Pay? How Technology is Changing the Future of Money

Other Independent Review articles by Christopher J. Coyne
    Winter 2018   The Big Stick: The Limits of Soft Power and the Necessity of Military Force; War by Other Means: Geoeconomics and Statecraft
    Fall 2017   American Spies: Modern Surveillance, Why You Should Care, and What to Do About It; Unwarranted: Policing Without Permission
    Spring 2017   Debriefing the President: The Interrogation of Saddam Hussein
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