A thread of drug trafficking leads from southwest Asia through Central Asia and the Transcaucasus, where it feeds into the traditional 'Balkan route' or moves north into Russia. That thread now seems to be a rope from which may dangle the prospects for political stability and economic growth in several Central Asian and Transcaucasian countries

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