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The Drug Policy Project combines scholarship with activism to transform drug control policy both at home and abroad. The Project works with the grassroots, media, and policy makers to shift away from the drug “war” paradigm and its disastrous impacts on the environment toward holistic policies that address public health and safety.

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The Afghan Opium War

The worst thing the U.S. military could do in Afghanistan right now is forced eradication of poppies, because it would alienate peasant farmers and drive them into the arms of the Taliban. The farmers will turn to illicit crops to feed their families.

The Afghan Opium War

IPS Drug Policy Director Sanho Tree says that the worst thing the U.S. military could do in Afghanistan right now is forced eradication of poppies, because it would alienate peasant farmers and drive them into the arms of the Taliban. The farmers will turn to illicit crops to feed their families.

The New U.S.-Mexico War

Sanho Tree discusses the significance of U.S. officials in Mexico, and whether the new plan is an adequate one.
Mandate for Change offers a set of specific policy proposals for the incoming Obama administration on every major domestic and international topic, written specifically for the book by leading thinkers and activists in the field.
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