Mankin, Justin
September 2009
Journal of International Affairs;Fall/Winter2009, Vol. 63 Issue 1, p195
Academic Journal
This essay addresses the impact of the drug or opium trade on localized Afghan power structures and describes the consolidation of state power in Kabul, Afghanistan. It discusses the role of actors in the struggle of Pakistan and Afghanistan to achieve domestic security and in consolidating democratic governance. It also attempts to show the two typologies of Afghanistan's local power structures, those formed by the Afghan state and those formed by Afghan society. It also argues over the causes and implications of change in the opiate economy.


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