May 30, 2022
1B Meth Pills: East, Southeast Asia Drug Industry Hits Ominous Peak
By Grant Peck
The U.N. drug agency claims that last year's seizures of methamphetamine were seven times higher than the amount seized 10 years ago.
March 29, 2021
Chaos Is Opportunity for Myanmar’s Drug Trafficking Syndicates
By Sebastian Strangio
The pandemic was good for Myanmar’s drug trafficking syndicates. The turmoil following the coup will give a further boost to organized crime.
May 02, 2019
Vietnam and the Mekong’s Synthetic Drug Epidemic
By Hai Thanh Luong
Mainland Southeast Asia remains a hotspot for illegal drug manufacturing, and Vietnam is emerging as a transit hub.
September 14, 2017
War, Drugs, and Peace: Afghanistan and Myanmar
By Austin Bodetti
The illegal drug trade is sabotaging peace in Afghanistan and Myanmar alike.
September 17, 2015
Solving Southeast Asia’s Drug Problem
By Brian Eyler
Drug trafficking in the Golden Triangle is not just a law enforcement issue.