On the Cultural History of Opium – and how poppy came to Afghanistan

Mention drugs or Google the word ‘opium’ and the link to Afghanistan will never be far away. No wonder, since over the last few decades, Afghanistan has become the largest opium producer in the world. But where did opium come from, how did it spread and what are its cultural expressions? AAN co-director Thomas Ruttig … Continue reading On the Cultural History of Opium – and how poppy came to Afghanistan