The EastWest Institute (EWI) today announced the launch of its latest report, Afghan Narcotrafficking: Illicit Financial Flows. The fifth in a six-part series, this report has been developed to assist policymakers and scholars to better comprehend the nature of illicit flows of goods and services from and into Afghanistan and their relation to drug smuggling. The report provides a comprehensive review and analysis of the opiate trafficking economy as well as recommendations and strategies to counter, control and reduce the supply-side of opiate narcotics around the world.

Produced by EWI’s Joint U.S.-Russia Working Group on Afghan Narcotrafficking, the report was co-authored by Dr. Passas and Nicolas Giannakopoulos, president and co-founder of Organized Crime Observatory. It represents consensus assessments and recommendations by experts from the U.S. and Russia, two key stakeholders in countering Afghan narcotics, and includes a number of proposals on how these two countries could potentially work together on this issue.

See the full report here.