Ten years ago, United Nations member states launched a campaign to eradicate all narcotics, under the banner “A Drug Free World – we can do it.” This week, those same members will meet to hammer out a new multilateral platform, even as many experts are questioning whether it’s even possible to win the “war on drugs.” We examine the future of anti-drug efforts from a global perspective.


  • Peter Reuter Professor, School of Public Policy and Department of Criminology, University of Maryland - College Park; Director, Program on the Economics of Crime and Justice Policy
  • Sandeep Chawla Director, Division for Policy Analysis and Public Affairs, United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC)
  • Adam Isacson Director of Latin American Security Program, Center for International Policy

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