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Author Felbab-Brown, Vanda.

Title Shooting up : counterinsurgency and the war on drugs / Vanda Felbab-Brown
Published Washington, D.C. : Brookings Institution Press, [2010]
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Description 1 online resource (xiv, 273 pages) : maps
Contents Front Cover; Copyright Information; Table of Contents; Foreword; Acknowledgments; Illicit Economies and Belligerents; The Political Capital Model of Illicit Economies; Peru: The Coca Path; Colombia: The Narco Wars; Afghanistan: Swimming in a Sea of Poppies; Conclusions and Policy Implications; Appendix A: Involvement of Belligerent Groups with Illicit Drugs; Appendix B: Methodology of the Study; Appendix C: Case Selection; Notes; Index; Back Cover
Summary Shooting Up analyzes how involvement in the production and trafficking of illicit commodities, especially drugs, affects the strength of belligerents and governments. Much of U.S. anti-narcotics policy abroad is based on the assumption of symbiotic relationships between drug producers, traffickers, insurgents, and terrorists; thus, policy is organized around the premise that the suppression of drug production will service both anti-drug and counterterrorist goals. The author challenges this "narcoguerrilla" premise of U.S. policy. She shows that, far from being complementary, anti-narcotics an
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Drug control -- Developing countries.
Drug traffic -- Developing countries.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2009040259
ISBN 081570450X (electronic bk.)
9780815704508 (electronic bk.)