Drug Trafficking, Counternarcotics, and Law Enforcement: A Report on Renewed U.S.-Russia Cooperation

R. Gil Kerlikowske, Director, White House Office of National Drug Control Policy; Victor Ivanov, Director, Federal Drug Control Service of the Russian Federation. Moderated by Harold Pollack.

Since 2009, the U.S.-Russia Bilateral Presidential Commission has renewed intergovernmental collaboration, leading to an unprecedented exchange of resources in areas of mutual interest. As part of this effort, Directors Kerlikowske and Ivanov have worked closely to coordinate interagency activities on counternarcotics initiatives, including cooperation on drug law enforcement investigations and promoting the prevention and treatment of drug abuse. What is the impact of this partnership? How does it affect Chicago, the Midwest, and U.S. national interests? Join The Chicago Council for a conversation on the latest bilateral efforts for combatting international criminal organizations, implementing a joint counternarcotics strategy, and disrupting illicit capital flows around the globe.

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