Druglink article 1997 – A shattered peace: heroin, market forces and the war in Yugoslavia by Roger Lewis

With the first convicted war criminal in Europe for fifty years now behind bars, it is time to review the impact that the Yugoslav war has had on the infamous ‘Balkan route’. Did the war smother the heroin trade, or did it actually encourage it? Here, one of Britain’s leading experts on the trade examines how a war on drugs can be transformed into a war for drugs.

A shattered peace: heroin, market forces and the war in Yugoslavia (PDF)