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By Pierre-Arnaud Chouvy

Opium: sour, brownish, sticky - and hugely addictive. yet its effect is going past stories of non-public excitement or distress. it's a tale performed out on a global level: significant powers, neighborhood struggle lords, nationwide governments - all have a stake within the carrying on with tale that's illicit opium creation. Pierre Chouvy exposes the politics in the back of illicit opium construction. particularly he explores the distant mountainous areas of Asia that produce ninety% of the world’s illicit opium - the Golden Triangle of Thailand, Laos and Burma and the Golden Crescent of Afghanistan, Pakistan and Iran. He finds the genuine drivers of the trendy day alternate and indicates why a century of overseas attempt, and 40 years of a US led struggle on medicines, have failed. a robust perception into the advanced overseas politics of the poppy.

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