The Kachin Insurgency Could Deal a Heavy Blow to Myanmar’s Military Junta
By Drake Avila
The KIA threat to Hpakant and Myitkyina could cut off the military from the lucrative jade trade.
Myanmar’s Junta ‘Tightens Its Grip’ on Jade Billions: Report
By Sebastian Strangio
The military's control of the prized mineral will fuel further conflict and offer it an economic lifeline.
A Deadly Gamble: Myanmar’s Jade Industry
By Nicholas Muller
The multi-billion dollar industry fueled by China is shrouded in secrecy, continues to take lives, and displace tens of thousands
Myanmar’s Jade-Fueled War
By Daniel Combs
Are the Tatmadaw and KIA colluding to maximize jade profits?
Smuggling Away Myanmar’s Chance for Peace
By Tom Fawthrop
Jade smuggling is fueling ethnic conflict in resource-rich Kachin state.