Loading...

The Worst Narco-State in History? After 13-Year War, Afghanistan’s Opium Trade Floods the Globe

32,751 views

Loading...

Loading...

Transcript

The interactive transcript could not be loaded.

Loading...

Rating is available when the video has been rented.
This feature is not available right now. Please try again later.
Published on Dec 29, 2014

http://democracynow.org - In the 13 years since the United States invaded Afghanistan in 2001, the country's opium production has doubled, now accounting for about 90 percent of the world's supply. To learn more, we are joined by Matthieu Aikins, a Kabul-based journalist whose latest report for Rolling Stone magazine explores Afghanistan's heroin boom. "What has happened in Afghanistan over the last 13 years has been the flourishing of a narco-state that is really without any parallel in history," Aikins says. "This is something that is extraordinary, that is catastrophic, that has grave danger for the future and yet there has been virtually no discussion of in recent years."

Watch 13 years of Democracy Now! coverage of the U.S.-led war in Afghanistan in our online archive:
http://www.democracynow.org/topics/af...

Democracy Now!, is an independent global news hour that airs weekdays on 1,300+ TV and radio stations Monday through Friday. Watch our livestream 8-9am ET at http://democracynow.org.

Please consider supporting independent media by making a donation to Democracy Now! today: http://owl.li/ruJ5Q

FOLLOW DEMOCRACY NOW! ONLINE:
Facebook: http://facebook.com/democracynow
Twitter: https://twitter.com/democracynow
YouTube: http://youtube.com/democracynow
SoundCloud: http://soundcloud.com/democracynow
Daily Email: http://democracynow.org/subscribe
Google+: https://plus.google.com/+DemocracyNow
Instagram: http://instagram.com/democracynow
Tumblr: http://democracynow.tumblr
Pinterest: http://pinterest.com/democracynow




iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/podcast/demo...

Loading...

When autoplay is enabled, a suggested video will automatically play next.

Up next


to add this to Watch Later

Add to

Loading playlists...