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How opium profits the Taliban

Gretchen Peters

How opium profits the Taliban

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Published by United States Institute of Peace in Washington, D.C .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Taliban,
  • Opium trade -- Afghanistan,
  • Drug traffic -- Afghanistan,
  • Afghanistan -- Economic conditions,
  • Afghanistan -- Politics and government -- 2001-,
  • United States -- Foreign relations -- Afghanistan,
  • Afghanistan -- Foreign relations -- United States

  • Edition Notes

    StatementGretchen Peters.
    SeriesPeaceworks -- no. 62.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsHV5840.A53 P48 2009
    The Physical Object
    Paginationp. cm.
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL23606889M
    ISBN 109781601270320
    LC Control Number2009027307

    In , the Taliban apparently had already proposed that western countries buy remaining stocks of opium for processing in the pharmaceutical industry for medicinal purposes. The Taliban's High Commissioner for Drug Control met in Pakistan with western . Opium production in Afghanistan has been on the rise since U.S. occupation started in [6] Based on UNODC data, opium poppy cultivation was more in each of the growing seasons in the periods between and than in any one year during Taliban rule. More land is now used for opium in Afghanistan than is used for coca cultivation in.   If implemented, this policy would drive up opium prices, thus increasing profits for drug dealers and the Taliban, and make life even harder for already debt- ridden Afghan farmers — exactly the.   In , “the Taliban government –in collaboration with the United Nations– had imposed a successful ban on poppy cultivation. Opium production declined by more than 90 per cent in In fact the surge in opium cultivation production coincided with the onslaught of the US-led military operation and the downfall of the Taliban regime.

    the Afghan Taliban earned around US$ million in , Afghan drug traffickers US$ billion, and Afghan farmers US$ million. • Heroin is the most abused opiate worldwide, with million users consuming an estimated tons of pure heroin per year (equal to 2, tons of opium). Opium abuse is also significant with users consum-.


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How opium profits the Taliban by Gretchen Peters Download PDF EPUB FB2

4 How Opium Profits the Taliban To complete this study, the author and a group of local researchers surveyed three hundred people working in or alongside the opium trade in twelve cities and towns in southern Afghanistan and the border area with Pakistan.5 The questionnaire was circulated in the.

The item How opium profits the Taliban, Gretchen Peters represents a specific, individual, material embodiment of a distinct intellectual or artistic creation found in Brigham Young University.

This item is available to borrow from 1 library branch. In Afghanistan's poppy-rich south and southwest, a raging insurgency intersects a thriving opium trade. A new USIP report, How Opium Profits the Taliban, examines who are the main beneficiaries of the opium trade, how traffickers influence the Taliban insurgency as well as the politics of the region, and considers the extent to which narcotics are changing the nature of the insurgency itself.

Afghanistan is the world’s top producer of opium, producing 90 percent of global supply. The opium trade results in the generation of approximately $68 billion in annual revenue.

Additional Physical Format: Online version: Peters, Gretchen. How opium profits the Taliban. 1 online (39 p.) (OCoLC) Document Type: Book: All Authors. Get this from a library. How opium profits the Taliban. [Gretchen Peters; United States Institute of Peace.] -- In Afghanistan's poppy-rich south and southwest, a raging insurgency intersects a thriving opium trade.

This study examines how the Taliban profit from narcotics, probes how traffickers influence the. In Julywhen the Taliban controlled most of the country, its reclusive one-eyed leader, Mullah Mohammad Omar, declared that opium was un-Islamic and imposed a ban on growing poppies.

Afghanistan: Opium profits, the Taliban and al Qaeda By Jessica Thompson especially for Justice and Drugs Kathy Gannon provided an insightful review of Gretchen How opium profits the Taliban book book “Seeds of Terror: How Heroin Is Bankrolling the Taliban and al Qaeda” for the Wall Street Journal Friday.

Afghanistan has been the world's leading illicit opium producer since Afghanistan's opium poppy harvest produces more than 90% of illicit heroin globally, and more than 95% of the European supply.

More land is used for opium in Afghanistan than is used for coca cultivation in Latin America. In93% of the non-pharmaceutical-grade opiates on the world market originated in Afghanistan.

Known to mankind since prehistoric times, opium is arguably the oldest and most widely used narcotic. Opium: A History traces the drug's astounding impact on world culture-from its religious use by prehistoric peoples to its influence on the imaginations of the Romantic writers; from the earliest medical science to the Sino-British opium wars.

And, in the present day, as the addict population Cited by:   Bountiful Afghan Opium Harvest Yields Profits for the Taliban. Harvesting raw opium at a poppy field in the Zhari district of Kandahar Province, Afghanistan, in April. Inunder the Taliban opiate production stood at tons, increasing to tons in under the US sponsored puppet regime of President Hamid Karzai.” After more than twelve years of military occupation, Afghanistan’s opium trade isn’t just sustaining, it’s thriving more than ever before.

The Taliban instituted a strict Islamist policy against the opium trade during the final years of their regime, and by the time of their overthrow they had virtually eliminated it. There is simply no easy way to bankrupt the Taliban by wiping out the opium poppy economy.

The Taliban is not the only group profiting from the opiate business in Afghanistan. At a time when the Taliban have been aggressively seizing territory from the government, particularly in opium-producing regions, the prospect of even more drug profits cuts to the heart of.

Opium (or poppy tears, scientific name: Lachryma papaveris) is dried latex obtained from the seed capsules of the opium poppy Papaver somniferum.

Approximately 12 percent of opium is made up of the analgesic alkaloid morphine, which is processed chemically to produce heroin and other synthetic opioids for medicinal use and for illegal drug latex also contains the closely related Part(s) of plant: Latex.

The Taliban, Al Qaeda, the Global Drug Trade, and Afghanistan as a Dominant Opium Source Frank Shanty It has been claimed that during the past twenty-five years the opium trade has provided a vast source of funding to the Afghan Mujahideen, the Taliban, and possibly Al Qaeda.

Today drugFile Size: 69KB. Opium production and distribution: Poppies, profits and power in Afghanistan Michael Nicoletti Michael, "Opium production and distribution: Poppies, profits and power in Afghanistan" ().College of Liberal Arts & research tries to explain this trend by.

In “How Opium Profits the Taliban,” a report for the United States Institute for Peace, Gretchen Peters described how the poppy trade has played a critical role in bankrolling the Taliban and corrupting and destabilizing the Afghan government.

When the U.S. invaded Afghanistan in October ofa Taliban ban on poppy cultivation had been. The Taliban gets over half its money through Afghanistan’s booming opium economy, which in made up a full quarter of the nation’s GDP.

You Might Like Opium production has increased nearly 50% sinceand the construction of drug labs is making it easier to refine opium into heroin or morphine before it leaves the country.

The financial profitability of the opium market even has led some international drug traders with an interest in protecting and encouraging the Afghan opium economy to make cash “investments” with the Taliban senior leadership, giving some “powerful smugglers real influence in the Quetta Shura’s decision-making process” and.

Taliban set to double opium profits this year. May 5, / AM / AP Afghanistan's opium problem 20 photos. ZHARI, Afghanistan -- It's the cash crop of the Taliban and the scourge of.

The Taliban’s “Red Units,” believed to number some fighters, are the rebel army’s own special forces, said to be responsible both for especially critical attacks and for overseeing the Author: Bill Weinberg.

"There was an unwitting dependency in Boston on profits from the opium trade," says Towson University associate history professor Elizabeth.

Poppy cultivation and insurgent violence are correlated geographically, and opium now provides the Taliban with a portion of its revenues. In DecemberISAF troops retaking the former Taliban stronghold of Musa Qala seized approximat kg of opium and 32 kilograms of heroin, drug processing equipment, and drug ledgers.

Astor a's first multimillionaire, John Jacobs Astor, joined the opium smuggling trade in when his American Fur Company bought 10 tons of Turkish opium and smuggled it into. Faisal told CNBC that Taliban forces "cultivate themselves" with the opium, and that a whopping 90 percent of poppy fields are "in the areas which are under the Taliban : Mariam Amini.

This will also curb opium profits funding the Taliban. Rafiq Maqbool/AP Photo/File An Afghan pomegranate seller displays his product during a World Pomegranate Fair in Kabul, Afghanistan. Half way through the book, the factoids and the story line gets repetitive; The governments of Afghanistan, Pakistan, and Iran are corrupted, drugs are passing borders in large quantity, the Taliban are using the drugs as a main effort to finance their by: The Opium Trade and Patterns of Terrorism in the Provinces of Afghanistan: An Empirical Analysis JAMES A.

PIAZZA Department of Political Science, Penn State University, University Park, Pennsylvania, USA Contemporary terrorist movements in Afghanistan are frequently alleged to be fueled, in part, by the country’s voluminous opium trade. Troubling turn in Afghan war: Taliban profits soar by making heroin That the country has consistently produced about 85 percent of the world’s opium, despite more than $8 billion spent by the United States alone to fight it over the years, is accepted with a sense of helplessness among counternarcotics officials.

Heroin, The Taliban And The 'Seeds Of Terror' Journalist Gretchen Peters argues the U.S. should focus on the opium trade in Afghanistan as a way of combating Taliban. Her new book. Opium and Afghanistan.

their lives are marked only by a tiny sliver of profits off opium, before the cycle begins anew. which will create jobs and pull Afghans away from the Taliban’s. Opium trade -- Afghanistan. See also what's at your library, or elsewhere.

Broader terms: Opium trade; Drug traffic -- Afghanistan; Afghanistan; Filed under: Opium trade -- Afghanistan Afghanistan, Five Years After 9/11 (), by United States House Committee on International Relations (PDF at ); Items below (if any) are from related and broader terms.

In the seven years (–) prior to a Taliban opium ban, the Afghan farmers' share of gross income from opium was divided amongfamilies. [6] As ofopium production provides aboutjobs in Afghanistan, more than the Afghan National Security Forces.

[7]. Sources: For opium, the source data are Dutch East Indies Opiumregie, Verslag betreffende den Dienst der Opiumregie (Batavia: Landsdrukkerij, ) and Dutch East Indies Opium- en Zoutregie, Verslag betreffende de Opium- en Zoutregie en de Zoutwinning (Batavia: Landsdrukkerij, ).

For total revenue, the source data are P. Creutzberg, Changing Economy in Indonesia: A Selection of. After seizing Kabul in and taking control of much of the country, the Taliban regime encouraged local opium cultivation, offering government protection to. Opium has flourished in Afghanistan since the time of Alexander the Great, when it was used as medicine.

But under the Taliban production increased spectacularly, to the. Afghanistan’s Opium Profits Soared in in Opium Brides, Afghanistan produces 90 percent of the world’s opium, fueling the global heroin trade and funding both the Taliban and Author: Azmat Khan.

The connection between the opium trade and Washington’s failing struggle against the Taliban is not a revelation. But in reality the drug trade is not a sideshow – it is the key to Author: Alan Philps.

By Januarythe U.S. military had the Taliban on the run and the poppy fields had returned in earnest. At the same time, the U.S.

and NATO nations signed a worldwide ban on opium production. Also inthe U.N. released a report describing the quick return of .After seizing Kabul in and taking control of much of the country, the Taliban regime encouraged local opium cultivation, offering government protection to the export trade and collecting much.As a child, I remember studying about the Opium Wars in Social Studies class.

The text books would have pictures of Chinese people smoking pipes of opium. The history book would explain the war between China and England, for no loftier purpose than to keep China’s harbors open to opium ships inbound from India, whose [ ].