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Mon Aug 9, 2021, 02:43 AM

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the taliban had virtually eradicated poppy by 2001, then the american invasion restored the industry.

The Taliban opium ban in 2000/2001 had, there is no doubt, the most profound impact on opium/heroin supply in modern history, as the authors argue. Exogenous global causes can indeed be eliminated as explanations. It was a rare historical moment that allowed almost absolute compliance in the south of the country, with hardly any direct enforcement or punishment required. From the eastern regions, where Taliban control was far from absolute, several cases of disobedience were reported, largely resolved by means of negotiations and pay-offs to local war lords. By harvest time in spring 2001, the effectiveness of the ban was already confirmed beyond any doubt,



https://www.tni.org/en/article/learning-lessons-from-the-taliban-opium-ban

is it conspiracy theory to think that maybe restoration of the opium trade was a motivation for invasion?

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