Policy Pulse: The Expansion of the Opium Trade in Afghanistan

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November 2, 2021 Policy Pulse: The Expansion of the Opium Trade in Afghanistan

Virtual Event

Policy professionals won’t want to miss Heritage’s Policy Pulse for a discussion about the fall of Afghanistan and the rise of the opium trade. 

This photo taken on June 28, 2020 shows farmer Mohaiyudeen displaying packages of opium after harvesting it from his poppy fields in the Surkh-Rod district of Nangarhar province. NOORULLAH SHIRZADA / Contributor / Getty Images

Tuesday, November 2, 2021

11:00 am - 11:30 am

Online

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Afghanistan’s fall poses a host of problems to the United States including the potential expansion of the Taliban’s opiate trafficking as it leverages its recently reacquired power. As the number of American lives lost due to opioid overdoses continues to rise, will the unfortunate developments in Afghanistan exacerbate the opioid epidemic in the U.S.?

Policy professionals won’t want to miss Heritage’s Policy Pulse for a discussion between two leading experts in drug policy to find out. 

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