Killer high: a history of war in six drugs.

NEW YORK: OXFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS, 2020, 352 PAGES, ISBN 9780190463038

  • Miroslav Plundrich University of West Bohemia, Pilsen, Czech Republic, plundrim@kap.zcu.cz

Abstract

There is growing alarm over how drugs increasingly empower terrorists, insurgents, traffickers, and gangs. But by looking back not just years and decades but centuries, Peter Andreas reveals that the drugs-conflict nexus is actually an old story, and that powerful states have been its biggest beneficiaries.

Author Biography

Miroslav Plundrich, University of West Bohemia, Pilsen, Czech Republic, plundrim@kap.zcu.cz

The author is currently a doctoral student at the Department of Politics and International Relations of the University of West Bohemia in Pilsen. His research focusses on nonstate actors, terrorism and the related counter-terrorism, and the secret dimension of globalization. This dimension includes illegal cross-border flows of people, goods, and money due to transnational organized crime groups.

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