South Africa is only one piece in a larger puzzle of the heroin trade along the continents east coast.
When police coax information from low-level offenders with threats of harsh sentencing, it breeds distrust in the community and ultimately contributes to mass incarceration.
Anti-American and anti-corruption stances have given the president of the Philippines broad appeal.
Tupac's sensitivity, intelligence and creativity confronted the hostile forces that antagonized black youth across the country in the 1970s and 1980s.
A controversial report claims that Mexico is more violent than Afghanistan and Yemen. It's wrong on the details but right that Mexico is, in effect, a war zone.
Both focus too much on controlling supply and not enough on demand.
Trump’s encouragement of Duterte suggests that US pressure on regimes around the world to uphold civil liberties may have become a thing of the past.
A controversial law to officially engage Mexico's armed forces in fighting crime has human rights groups dismayed.
Let's take claims about the value of drug seizures with a grain of salt.
As in other parts of the world, the war on drugs in Southeast Asian countries has huge social, moral and medical costs. Now, an approach that places harm reduction at its centre is gaining support.
In this TC Global Explainer, two Latin American scholars lay out the basics of drug policy, expose the 'war on drugs', and offer reform suggestions.
In Brazilian prisons, overcrowding, corruption and gang infiltration are a combustive combination. But it all started with bad drug policies.
Duterte says there are three million drug users in the Philippines. There are almost certainly many fewer than that.
The foul-mouthed, tough-talking president of the Philippines is ironically a pragmatist on foreign policy.
Complaints about the ban of kratom, often used by recovering opiate addicts, have been vociferous, but not always backed by facts.
There are many similarities between wildlife poaching and the cultivation of drug plants like the coca bush or the opium poppy.
Violent cops are just playing by the rules American society has created for them. It's time to change the rules.
Recent developments in the US suggest it might be time for Australia to rethink its reliance on private prisons.
To understand Rodrigo Duterte’s rise to power and the public support for killing drug dealers and users, we need to distinguish the empirical from the normative – the 'what is' from 'what should be'.
In sports, what's considered fair play has changed throughout history. At one point, even looking 'too poor' was grounds for exclusion.