How Neglect and Remoteness Bred Insurgency and a Poppy Boom: The story of Badghis

Badghis, a far-flung province in the west of the country, was the bad surprise in the 2016 Afghanistan Opium Survey of the UN Office on Drugs and Crime. The poppy cultivation area in Badghis increased almost by 200 percent compared to 2015, contributing significantly to the overall countrywide increase of ten per cent. AAN’s Jelena … Continue reading How Neglect and Remoteness Bred Insurgency and a Poppy Boom: The story of Badghis