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Mark Kleiman is Professor of Public Policy at the University of California, Los Angeles and has worked on drugs and crime since the 1980s. He tells Alan Philps that the real issue is not prohibition or legalization, but reducing the damage done by drugs.
It is time to consider all alternative options
How to solve the problem without generating even greater violence
‘It’s all aircraft carriers, none of it moves on a dime’. So spoke a White House official, lamenting the painfully slow pace of change in drugs policy.
President Juan Manuel Santos will receive the 2017 Chatham House Prize on Thursday in recognition of his role in bringing an end to the 50-year-old armed conflict in Colombia. But it is often forgotten that he rose to international prominence on a different issue: battling the cocaine trade which came close to destroying his country.
Moral hazard in the wild West
The world loves British independent schools but they may lose their moral purpose if they chase the global super-rich
Chinese give British schools top marks
Next year will mark the 40th anniversary of Britain joining the European community but the odds on it being there a decade from now are lengthening fast.
Will the Syrian Alawites remain loyal to their leader?
Samar Yazbek talks to Alan Philps about the intimidation she endured for speaking out
Age of the super city-states
When food is short, study is the first casualty
Simon Martin, Sport Italia: the Italian Love Affair with Sport (I.B.Tauris £19.99)Jimmy Burns, La Roja: a Journey Through Spanish Football (Simon & Schuster £14.99)
A plan to keep Germany down
Phoebe Taplin explores the dark works of new wave Russian writers
Being neighbourly may be Kabul’s best hope for peace
Architect Jolyon Leslie has known the Afghan capital for decades and witnessed its changing fortunes. Here he tells of the fragile city’s changing make-up with the help of the man who cuts his hair
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