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Depriving the Myanmar junta of narcotics income: the international community’s, States’ and NGOs’ obligations and opportunities

Depriving the Myanmar junta of narcotics income: the international community’s, States’ and NGOs’ obligations and opportunities   Myanmar is the largest provider of narcotics in Asia, and probably the whole world. Since the military junta’s coup d’état in February 2021, the country has aslo been suffering from ferocious oppression and civil war. Given the persistence of broad-based civilian protests and multiple well-organised ethnic armed groups, the situation in Myanmar may escalate to an all-out civil conflict.1The two facts are not unrelated: the military junta is heavily involved in the production and trade of narcotics. While sanctions imposed on Tatmadaw-affiliated businesses…

Responsible or complicit: a look at Myanmar´s crisis through its business actors, people´s resistance and the international community

Responsible or complicit: a look at Myanmar´s crisis through its business actors, people´s resistance and the international community  1. Myanmar since February 2021Myanmar’s political landscape since February of this year has witnessed some extremely distressing transformation. Right before the start of the new parliament1, the Myanmar military, or popularly known as the ‘Tatmadaw’, deposed the democratically elected government by staging a coup d’etat on February 01, 2021 and detaining the de facto leader and State Counsellor, Daw Aung San Suu Kyi, President Win Myint, members of the Union Election Commission (‘UEC’)2 and several other political allies from the National League…