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Dr Vanda Felbab-Brown, Fellow in Foreign Policy, Brookings Institution

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Dr Vanda Felbab-Brown is Fellow in Foreign Policy at the Brookings Institution. She is the author of many works on illicit economies, organized crime, and internal conflicts, such as ‘Shooting Up: Counterinsurgency and the War on Drugs’ and the forthcoming ‘Afghan Aspirations, American Ambivalence: Strategies and Realities of Counterinsurgency and State-building’

How to solve the problem without generating even greater violence

Cocaine buyers are placed under arrest in Honduras. Photo: STR/AFP/Getty Images

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