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Burmese Opium Farmers Protest Eradication

The White House has announced a partial lifting of sanctions on Burma in recognition of progress in its democratic transition.

Anti-Drug Vigilantes Heat Up Burma's Opium Zone

With the harvest season just weeks away, tensions are high in Burma's opium-producing Kachin state following a series of clashes between opium-growing peasants and a local citizen anti-drug movement.

Burma: Will Cease-Fire Wind Down Opium War?

Last week, Burma's President Thein Sein signed a cease-fire with eight armed rebel groups in a bid to bring the country's multiple ethnic insurgencies to an end before next month's general elections—the first since a nominally civilian government took ov...

Southeast Asia Becomes More Tolerant of Medicinal Opium

Laos was once a major opium producer—and now production is growing again after eradication efforts had dramatically slashed it. But this time around, authorities may take a more tolerant and realistic approach.

Burma Opium War Spills Into China

After weeks of escalating tensions along the remote mountain border, a Burmese MiG-29 fighter jet carried out an air-strike on Chinese territory March 13, killing four people working in a sugar-cane field in Yunnan province. Chinese authoriti...

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