World Politics Review

Southeast Asia’s Thriving Drug Trade

Nov 7th, 2011 | By
Southeast Asia’s Thriving Drug Trade

Southeast Asia’s Thriving Drug Trade Pierre-Arnaud Chouvy World Politics Review, 25 October 2011.   From the early 1950s until 1990, when Afghanistan’s opium production surpassed that of Myanmar, most of the world’s illicit opium originated in mainland Southeast Asia. This is partly because the region’s rugged hills and mountains, heavy monsoon rains and lack of
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