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  • Main Title Drug Control: International Policy and Options
  • Series Title CRS Issue Briefs


  • Author: Lee, Rensselaer
    Creator Type: Personal
    Creator Info: Foreign Affairs, Defense, and Trade Division
  • Author: Perl, Raphael F.
    Creator Type: Personal
    Creator Info: Foreign Affairs, Defense, and Trade Division


  • Name: Library of Congress. Congressional Research Service.
    Place of Publication: Washington D.C.


  • Creation: 2002-05-08


  • English


  • Content Description: Over the past decade, worldwide production of illicit drugs has risen dramatically: opium and marijuana production has roughly doubled and coca production tripled. Street prices of cocaine and heroin have fallen significantly in the past 20 years, reflecting increased availability. Despite apparent national political resolve to deal with the drug problem, inherent contradictions regularly appear between U.S. anti-drug policy and other national policy goals and concerns. The mix of competing domestic and international pressures and priorities has produced an ongoing series of disputes within and between the legislative and executive branches concerning U.S. international drug policy. One contentious issue has been the Congressionally-mandated certification process, an instrument designed to induce specified drug-exporting countries to prioritize or pay more attention to the fight against narcotics businesses.
  • Physical Description: 18 pages.


  • Legislative Indexing Vocabulary: Criminal justice
  • Legislative Indexing Vocabulary: Drug policy
  • Legislative Indexing Vocabulary: Drug law enforcement
  • Legislative Indexing Vocabulary: Drug abuse


  • Name: Congressional Research Service Reports
    Code: CRSR


  • Name: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
    Code: UNTGD

Resource Type

  • Report


  • Text


  • CRS Report Number: IB88093
  • Accession or Local Control No: IB88093 2002-05-08
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metacrs2353