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Despite COVID-19, Asia’s Drug Trade Expands, Diversifies
June 11, 2021

Despite COVID-19, Asia’s Drug Trade Expands, Diversifies

By Sebastian Strangio
Asian government's seizures of methamphetamine rose 19 percent in 2020.

How Asian Drug-Trafficking Networks Operate in Europe
March 25, 2021

How Asian Drug-Trafficking Networks Operate in Europe

By Timothy L. Quintero
Recent Sam Gor arrests in Europe reveal the transcontinental reach of the drug syndicate.
Why Malaysia’s New Proposal Could Change Southeast Asia’s Drugs Debate
July 09, 2019

Why Malaysia’s New Proposal Could Change Southeast Asia’s Drugs Debate

By Preeti Jha
A move to decriminalize personal drug use and possession could help to shift the regional discourse on drugs.

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.

Yaba: The Red Pills and the Rohingya
June 04, 2018

Yaba: The Red Pills and the Rohingya

By Siddharthya Roy
Bangladesh’s cities are awash with red methamphetamine pills that come in from Myanmar.

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.

Thai Stick and the Surfing Life
April 10, 2015

Thai Stick and the Surfing Life

By Luke Hunt
A scholarly work on the illicit marijuana trade from Southeast Asia may now be turned into a film.

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