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Drugs and Contemporary Warfare (Paperback)
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Drugs and Contemporary Warfare (Paperback)

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Paperback 194 Pages / Published: 31/01/2009
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The relationship between drugs and today's wars has grown more noticeable since the end of the Cold War and will likely gather strength in this era of increased globalization. Many violent groups and governments have recently turned to illicit narcotics in their entrepreneurial quests to stay viable in the post-Cold War world. It is no coincidence that many of the most violent and ongoing conflicts, from the Balkans to the Hindu Kush, from the Andes to the Golden Triangle, occur in areas of widespread drug production and well-traveled distribution routes. Interdisciplinary in its approach, Drugs and Contemporary Warfare investigates the convergence of drugs and modern warfare, the violent actors involved in the drug trade, the drugs they produce and distribute, and how these drugs enter into battlefield conflicts and give rise to combat narcosis. Paul Rexton Kan then examines counternarcotics operations and suggests solutions to curb the drug trade's effects on contemporary conflict. He offers several broad strategies that refine assessments, policies, and operations to promote improvement in social, economic, and political conditions. The hope is that these strategies will help citizens create sustainable societies and robust governments in war-afflicted countries struggling under the drug trade's shadow. In a world searching for peace, the answer may not solely be on the battlefield but also on the front line against illegal narcotics. With a foreword by Moises Naim, editor in chief of Foreign Policy magazine and the author of Illicit: How Smugglers, Traffickers, and Copycats Are Hijacking the Global Economy.

Publisher: Potomac Books Inc
ISBN: 9781597972574
Number of pages: 194
Weight: 313 g
Dimensions: 230 x 150 x 15 mm


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Paul Kan s new book is a valuable contribution to the literature on asymmetric warfare, conflict resolution in civil wars, and postconflict peace-building. He demonstrates that narcotics are more bloody than diamonds. Tom Farer, dean, Josef Korbel School of International Studies, and author of Confronting Global Terrorism and American Neo-Conservatism: The Framework of a Liberal Grand Strategy--Tom Farer (10/31/2008)"
Drugs and Contemporary Warfare offers one of the first systematic attempts to incorporate drugs into the theory of armed conflict. It offers a new perspective on wartime and post-war behavior, based on a solid theoretical foundation. Kan s book would be a welcome addition to the bookshelves of any student of modern conflict. Chris Albon, MountainRunner.us--Chris Albon"MountainRunner.us" (08/05/2009)"
-Paul Kan's new book is a valuable contribution to the literature on asymmetric warfare, conflict resolution in civil wars, and postconflict peace-building. He demonstrates that narcotics are more bloody than diamonds.---Tom Farer, dean, Josef Korbel School of International Studies, and author of Confronting Global Terrorism and American Neo-Conservatism: The Framework of a Liberal Grand Strategy--Tom Farer (10/31/2008)
-Drugs and Contemporary Warfare offers one of the first systematic attempts to incorporate drugs into the theory of armed conflict. It offers a new perspective on wartime and post-war behavior, based on a solid theoretical foundation. Kan's book would be a welcome addition to the bookshelves of any student of modern conflict.---Chris Albon, MountainRunner.us--Chris Albon-MountainRunner.us- (08/05/2009)

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