Myanmar's Shan state : the faint signal of volatility
Date of Issue2008
S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies
There has been much fanfare about rising opium production in Afghanistan but little attention paid to Myanmar's Shan State. Nonethelss, the region has seen a spike in production levels of both heroin and amphetamines, with China presently bearing the brunt of this 'boom'. This may have a knock-on effect in Northeast India as well as Thailand.
DRNTU::Social sciences::Political science
RSIS Commentaries ; 036/08