August 04, 2021
Coup Brings ‘Bad New Days’ to Myanmar’s Mining Communities
By Daniel Combs
Myanmar’s military and ethnic armies are waging a war for control over the country’s natural resources – and the enormous profits that come with them.
June 30, 2021
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.
March 16, 2018
The 'Resource War' in Kachin State
By Eugene Mark
Myanmar's Tatmadaw and the Kachin Independence Army are fighting for control of lucrative natural resources.
May 31, 2017
Smuggling Away Myanmar’s Chance for Peace
By Tom Fawthrop
Jade smuggling is fueling ethnic conflict in resource-rich Kachin state.
April 30, 2015
Blood Teak: How Myanmar's Natural Resources Fuel Ethnic Conflicts
By Jay Benson
As long as the incentives to control natural resources remain, there is little hope for long-term peace in Myanmar