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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…