Traffick Jam

Tracking how drugs and war come together in U.S. policy toward South America, Traffick Jam focuses on the larger forces of capitalism and militarization that influence foreign policy, shape public political debate, and define the boundaries of the “legal” drug economy. This blog is premised on the idea that the United States has never waged a War on Drugs; on the contrary, control over the drug trade is a powerful weapon that the U.S. government flexibly deploys to wage war.