February 23, 2018 1
Duterte’s war on drugs has become, like in every other nation where a drugs war is waged, an onslaught against the poor.
May 19, 2015 3
Australia isn’t in the grip of an ice epidemic -- rather, we’re seeing a disastrous misunderstanding by users of exactly what they are taking, argues Adelaide addiction specialist Dr Philip Crowley.
May 4, 2015 32
The Australian Federal Police has rejected criticism of its role in the executions of Bali nine members Chan and Sukumaran, insisting everything it did was correct.
February 25, 2015 12
Indonesia's hardline stance on Andrew Chan and Myuran Sukumaran is part of its larger "war on drugs" strategy. Freelance journalist Mat Drogemuller takes a look at the origin of that approach -- and if any battles have so far been won.
May 2, 2013 2
Drug dealing thrives in secret corners of cyberspace, but hackers have interrupted business on The Silk Road -- known as the eBay of drugs -- with only theories on who's behind it.
March 4, 2013 18
The political focus on western Sydney and the low-rent politics on offer from Abbott and Gillard suggest a replay of the 2010 election.
June 28, 2012
After the Obama administration's botched 'Fast and Furious' operation, the GOP suddenly started to care about dead foreigners. So why, asks Conor Friedersdorf, don't they care about the war on drugs?
May 17, 2012
The Victorian government have announced plans to build a new $670 million prison, where many of the inmates will be there for drug related offences. When will politicians learn, asks Dr Alex Wodak, that incarceration will not resolve the War on Drugs?
May 14, 2012
The latest in a spate of drug-related massacres in northern Mexico has seen 49 decapitated bodies dumped by a roadside, making identification difficult, reports BBC News.
May 3, 2012
The Conversation recently ran a series of articles discussing Australia21's report calling for drug legislation reform, including challenges posed by the internet and how corrupt police work with dealers, reports Melissa Sweet.