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Vietnam and the Mekong’s Synthetic Drug Epidemic
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.

What Next for Myanmar’s New Drug Strategy?
February 22, 2018

What Next for Myanmar’s New Drug Strategy?

By Prashanth Parameswaran
Though a new policy signals a shift to a more comprehensive approach to the problem, the true test will be in its implementation.
What Does Myanmar’s 'Biggest Ever' Drug Bust Actually Mean?
January 19, 2018

What Does Myanmar’s 'Biggest Ever' Drug Bust Actually Mean?

By Prashanth Parameswaran
Though the record seizure deserves mention, focus on such developments also obscures the massive scale of the problem.

China-Myanmar Security Operation Spotlights Big Drug Challenge
January 09, 2018

China-Myanmar Security Operation Spotlights Big Drug Challenge

By Prashanth Parameswaran
Though recent successes deserve mention, they also pale in comparison to both the magnitude and multidimensionality of the overall problem.

War, Drugs, and Peace: Afghanistan and Myanmar
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.

Is Laos’ New Leader Really a Reformer?
April 26, 2017

Is Laos’ New Leader Really a Reformer?

By David Hutt
The answer is much more complicated than a surface glance might suggest.

Asia Is in the Grip of a Transnational Crime Crisis
December 10, 2016

Asia Is in the Grip of a Transnational Crime Crisis

By Roderic Broadhurst
Yet governments are looking the other way.
Beyond I Am Super Student: Cambodia’s Drug Problem
May 29, 2013

Beyond I Am Super Student: Cambodia’s Drug Problem

Cambodia is slowly coming to terms with a serious drug problem.

A New Player in the Narcotics Trade
December 29, 2012

A New Player in the Narcotics Trade

Indonesia’s National Narcotics Agency is concerned Iranian drug syndicates are using asylum seekers as smugglers.

UN Report: Drug Use 'Soaring'
September 22, 2011

UN Report: Drug Use 'Soaring'

A new UN report shows the production and use of synthetic drugs like amphetamines is soaring in Asia.

Laos’s Chinese Gamble
December 24, 2010

Laos’s Chinese Gamble

A new casino complex is supposed to transform poor Ton Pheung into a ‘Macau on the Mekong’. But some locals are already nervous.

Golden Triangle Comeback
December 01, 2010

Golden Triangle Comeback

One of Asia’s main opium producing areas, the Golden Triangle, is back in business—with a helping hand from Iran.

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