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I am writing a reseach paper on drug trafficking and I need to narrow down the topic. Any suggestions?

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That is a wide topic, but it leaves plenty of room to investigate a subtopic that speaks to you. Here are some ideas to get you thinking:

  1. How does drug trafficking affect the social, political, and/or economic climates of a nation? You might want to consider one or more international nations which are noted for international drug trafficking, such as Colombia or Peru. Consider that, unfortunately, there are positive economic outcomes involved in drug trafficking. You may want to also consider how to combat the underlying issues so that it is not so economically advantageous.
  2. Why has Mexico's opium poppy cultivation significantly increased in recent years? What does that indicate about Mexican culture, and how has this impacted America? (You could also examine any other country known for trafficking a particular drug.)
  3. How has drug trafficking within the United States changed over time? You may want to examine who is trafficking the drugs and/or which drugs are most commonly trafficked.
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