“Drug trafficking, a long-standing feature of Afghanistan’s post-Taliban political economy, is linked to corruption and insecurity, and provides a source of illicit finance for non-state armed groups,” says a new report from the Congressional Research Service.
“Based on recent production and trafficking trends, the drug problem in Afghanistan appears to be worsening,” the CRS report found. See Afghanistan: Drug Trafficking and the 2014 Transition, May 9, 2014.
Other new CRS reports that Congress has withheld from online public distribution include the following.
How Social Security Benefits Are Computed: In Brief, May 12, 2014
Airport Privatization: Issues and Options for Congress, May 12, 2014
Body Armor for Law Enforcement Officers: In Brief, May 13, 2014