Drug production in Afghanistan will be eliminated through new alternative development programs
The authors of this report submit a new ideology for solving the Afghanistan problem: “Security through Development”. The report proposes to organize a comprehensive snowballing development strategy for Afghanistan commencing between 2015 and 2025.
The strategy will be implemented within the framework of new generation alternative development programs, including accelerated and boosted industrialization. This approach is deemed the only possible way of achieving one of the international community’s top priority goals: elimination of a planetary drug production center in the heart of Asia.
The report has been prepared by the civil society organizations of Russia and Belarus as a discussion paper for the Second Experts Meeting in the Framework of Russia’s G8 Presidency on “Alternative Development for Drug Producing Regions” to be held in Moscow on March 25, 2014.
Members of the research team: Yuri Krupnov (project leader), Mohammad Bashar Bashardost, Dmitry Panyukov, Alexander Petrushin, Arseni Sivitski, Alexei Tanayev, Ivan Filyaev, Yuri Tsarik.