2005 - 2006 IPF Fellow
2005 - 2006: Drug trafficking as a challenge for Russian post-Soviet security policy
The objectives of the project are to evaluate the effectiveness of Russian security and border policies intended to combat transboundary drug trafficking by assessing the extent of drug addiction compared with Russia as a whole; examine appeals to address the problem made by political and other elites both nationally and internationally seeking to develop political strategies and obtain financial support for new structures; and write a research paper and policy study for Russian decision-making structures in the corresponding field such as the Security Council, State Antinarcotic Agency (Gosnarkokontrol'), Federal Assembly and regional authorities.
Working groups: Cross-Border Cooperation Outside European Union, Combating Organized Crime, Combating Open Society Threats
Relevant countries: Armenia, Belarus, Russia, Georgia, Latvia, Lithuania, Ukraine, Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan