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Imagining a Global Sovereignty: U.S. Counternarcotic Operations in Istanbul during the Early Cold War and the Origins of the Foreign “War on Drugs”

Imagining a Global Sovereignty: U.S. Counternarcotic Operations in Istanbul during the Early Cold... Drawing on declassified records of the little-known Federal Bureau of Narcotics, this article examines counternarcotics operations in postwar Istanbul in the context of the Cold War and its impact on U.S. officials’ conceptions of national security. Ever-expanding drug control operations demonstrated the emergence of U.S. hegemonic impulses independent of the deepening conflict with the Soviet Union. The article challenges the view that U.S. policy on drug control during the early Cold War era existed primarily as an adjunct of the “deep state.” Actual U.S. policies were shaped by a much more complex set of factors. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Journal of Cold War Studies MIT Press

Imagining a Global Sovereignty: U.S. Counternarcotic Operations in Istanbul during the Early Cold War and the Origins of the Foreign “War on Drugs”

Journal of Cold War Studies , Volume 18 (2) – Apr 1, 2016

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MIT Press
Copyright
© 2016 by the President and Fellows of Harvard College and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Subject
Articles
ISSN
1520-3972
eISSN
1531-3298
DOI
10.1162/JCWS_a_00637
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Abstract

Drawing on declassified records of the little-known Federal Bureau of Narcotics, this article examines counternarcotics operations in postwar Istanbul in the context of the Cold War and its impact on U.S. officials’ conceptions of national security. Ever-expanding drug control operations demonstrated the emergence of U.S. hegemonic impulses independent of the deepening conflict with the Soviet Union. The article challenges the view that U.S. policy on drug control during the early Cold War era existed primarily as an adjunct of the “deep state.” Actual U.S. policies were shaped by a much more complex set of factors.

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Journal of Cold War StudiesMIT Press

Published: Apr 1, 2016

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