Humphrey Fellow discusses Drug-Trafficking and Transnational Crime in Afghanistan, Pakistan, and Iran 

Umar RiazUmar Riaz, a 2010-2011 Humphrey Fellow from Pakistan, recently participated in a discussion about drug-trafficking and transnational crime.  He is currently at The Stimson Center working on the “Managing Across Boundaries” project which “looks for innovative government response and smart public-private partnerships to mitigate security challenges.”

Riaz and Matt Aikins, an international freelance journalist, participated in a conversation about the impact and challenges of combatting drug trafficking.  As Riaz noted, the police agencies must obey borders; the drug traffickers do not.  He is a law enforcement officer most recently working in the Frontier Province as well as tribal areas bordering Afghanistan.   

For more information:

About the Stimson Center’s Managing Across Boundaries:
http://www.stimson.org/events/drug-trafficking-and-transnational-crime-in-afghanistan-pakistan-and-iran/

Discussion video:
http://vimeo.com/23918663