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Can Indonesia and Southeast Asia afford to lose another decade to war on drugs?

  • Ann Fordham
    Ann Fordham

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London | Tue, October 23, 2018 | 11:02 am
Can Indonesia and Southeast Asia afford to lose another decade to war on drugs? Cambodian officials torch a pile of drugs during a destruction ceremony to mark the UN's. (AFP/Tang Chhin)

PREMIUM Southeast Asia is characterized by some of the harshest and most repressive approaches to drugs in the world. Have these draconian measures resulted in the desired effect of a reduced drug market? Can ASEAN claim that progress is being made toward the goal of a “drug-free” region?

These are important questions as the end date of the 10-year global drug strategy agreed at...

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