The Nexus between the Illicit Drug Trade and Corruption

The Senate Caucus on International Narcotics Control held a hearing entitled, “The Nexus between the Illicit Drug Trade and Corruption,” in Room 608 of the Dirksen Senate Office Building at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, November 17. The hearing  examined the role and effectiveness of U.S. drug control agencies in addressing corruption associated with the illicit drug trade.

The hearing transcript is available here.

Panel I

Ambassador Todd D. Robinson, Assistant Secretary, Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs, U.S. Department of State (written testimony)

Bruce Swartz, Deputy Assistant Attorney General, Counselor for International Affairs, U.S. Department of Justice (written testimony)

Shannon N. Green, Senior Advisor to the Administrator and Executive Director of the Anti-Corruption Task Force, U.S. Agency for International Development (written testimony)

Panel II

John Brandolino, Director, Division for Treaty Affairs, United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (written testimony)

Vanda Felbab-Brown, Senior Fellow, Center for Security, Strategy, and Technology in the Foreign Policy Program, Brookings Institution (written testimony)

Clay R. Fuller, Research Affiliate, Walker Institute, University of South Carolina (written testimony)

Whitehouse’s opening statement, as prepared for delivery, is available here.

Grassley’s opening statement, as prepared for delivery, is available here.