Leadership in the Drug World Research Proposal by Nicky

Leadership in the Drug World
A research proposal to study leadership in the drug world and how this leadership serves to drive terrorist activities and terrorism growth throughout the world.
# 148776 | 1,257 words | 8 sources | APA | 2011 | US

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This paper provides a brief review of literature on drug trafficking organizations and their links to terrorism in order to ascertain the ties that exist between drug trafficking and terrorism and to understand how the leadership of these organizations coordinate the two illegal activities in order that each benefits one from the other. The rationale in this proposed study is that understanding the leadership of those who are leaders in the illicit trafficking of drugs and in the terrorist groups throughout the world will serve to assist in ultimately bringing these leaders down and with them their drug trafficking and terrorism groups.

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From the Paper:

"Asa Hutchinson, Director for the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) stated in a 2002 article entitled: "Narco-Terror: The International Connection Between Drugs and Terror" that Afghanistan "is a major source of heroin in the world, producing in the year 2000 some 70 percent of the world's supply of opium, which is converted to heroin." (p.1) The Taliban was during that period of time ruling authority in Afghanistan and thereby taxed the drug trade and was at some points involved in trafficking of the drugs directly. The government has managed to take receipts into its possession that the Taliban wrote to traffickers of drugs who paid taxation levied on the passage of the drugs. Hutchinson states that 74 American citizens have been kidnapped in Colombia and taken hostage since 1990 and another 50 have been taken by narco-terrorists with at least 12 American citizens being murdered by terrorist and drug-related groups."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Chouvy, Pierre-arnaud (2004) Drugs and the Financing of Terrorism. Terrorism Monitor. Vol.2 Iss.20. 20 Oct 2004. The Jamestown Foundation. Online available at: http://www.jamestown.org/single/?no_cache=1&tx_ttnews%5Btt_news%5D=27033
  • Hutchinson, Asa (2002) Narco-Terror: The International Connection Between Drugs and Terror. U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration 2 April 200. Online available at: http://www.usdoj.gov/dea/speeches/s040202.html
  • Integrated operations in drugs, crime and terrorism (2003) Commentary on UNODC's new organizational structure. Vienna June 2003. Online available at: http://www.unodc.org/pdf/unodc_commentary_org-structure.pdf
  • Steinitz, Mark S. (2002) The Terrorism and Drug Connection in Latin America's Andean Region Policy Papers on the Americas Volume XIII, Study 5. July 2002. CSIS. Online available at: http://www.revistainterforum.com/english/pdf_en/pp_steinitz.pdf
  • Drug trafficking and the financing of terrorism (2008) United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime. 21 Nov. 2008. Online available at: http://www.unodc.org/unodc/en/frontpage/drug-trafficking-and-the-financing-of-terrorism.html

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Leadership in the Drug World (2011, November 06) Retrieved March 29, 2023, from https://www.academon.com/research-proposal/leadership-in-the-drug-world-148776/

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"Leadership in the Drug World" 06 November 2011. Web. 29 March. 2023. <https://www.academon.com/research-proposal/leadership-in-the-drug-world-148776/>