US Foreign Policy and the War on Drugs: Displacing the Cocaine and Heroin Industry [NOOK Book]

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This book examines the geographic displacement of the illicit drug industry as a side effect of United States foreign policy. To reduce the supply of cocaine and heroin from abroad, the US has relied on coercion against farmers, traffickers and governments, but this has only exacerbated the world's drugs problems.


US Foreign Policy and the War on Drugs develops and applies a causal mechanism to explain the displacement, analyzing US anti-drug ...

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US Foreign Policy and the War on Drugs: Displacing the Cocaine and Heroin Industry

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Overview

This book examines the geographic displacement of the illicit drug industry as a side effect of United States foreign policy. To reduce the supply of cocaine and heroin from abroad, the US has relied on coercion against farmers, traffickers and governments, but this has only exacerbated the world's drugs problems.


US Foreign Policy and the War on Drugs develops and applies a causal mechanism to explain the displacement, analyzing US anti-drug initiatives at different times and in various regions. The findings clearly show that American foreign policy has been a major driving force behind the global spread of the illicit drug industry, calling for urgent revision.


This book will be of interest to students of US foreign policy, security studies and international relations in general.

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Table of Contents


List of illustrations     viii
Preface     ix
List of abbreviations     xi
Introduction     1
US drug policy and drug industry displacement     5
Targeting Turkey and the French Connection: the early 1970s     37
Targeting smugglers flying over the Andes: the 1990s     79
Targeting the Colombian drug industry: the early twenty-first century     122
Drug industry displacement and side effects of foreign policy     166
Alternatives to the US war on drugs     179
Maps     190
Charts     198
Notes     200
Bibliography     205
Index     223
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