Past event


Drugs and Organized Crime: Towards a New Policy Agenda

Chatham House, London

International Security Department, Drugs and Organized Crime

Event documents

Meeting Summary: Drugs and Organized Crime: Towards a New Policy Agenda
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This event will focus on the way forward in drugs and organized crime policy. Participants will determine which lessons from particular countries and regions might be applied in others, and investigate alternative policy scenarios building on a cross-sectoral approach.

Among the questions it will ask are: What can we learn from the experiences of Colombia, Afghanistan, Sweden, the Netherlands, West Africa and Central Asia? What are the advantages and limits of a comparative approach? What common threads can be identified between local dynamics and universal principles? How can international cooperation be improved to tackle this global challenge? In order to go beyond polarizing and emotive debates, what might happen across the spectrum under different policy scenarios and what would need to be taken into consideration when designing and implementing alternative policies?

This event is part of a project on Drugs and Organized Crime.