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Afghanistan. As Taliban Poppy Ban Continues, Afghan Poverty Deepens

Afghanistan. As Taliban Poppy Ban Continues, Afghan Poverty Deepens

KEY TAKEAWAYS

The ban on opium cultivation is working but failing to curb exports as landowners liquidate inventories.

The ban is unsustainable and could trigger political tensions, even armed conflict.

U.S. and other donors must be clear-eyed, tailoring responses and programs to on-ground realities.

(United States Institute of Peace, USA, 20.06.2024)

https://www.usip.org/publications/2024/06/taliban-poppy-ban-continues-afghan-poverty-deepens