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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...

Will Burma Opium War Draw in China?

In another grim signal of a widening war in northern Burma's opium zones, last week saw an outbreak of intense fighting between government forces and ethnic rebels, prompting some 50,000 Kokang civilians to flee across the border to China.

Harsh Abuses Seen in Burma Opium War

Despite a democratic opening and hopes for peace with the ethnic insurgencies in the northern hinterlands, horrific accounts of rights abuses continue to emerge from the multi-sided war over Burma's opium production.



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