Trafficking and Insurgencies in Myanmar

GMA 400L - Senior Seminar Research Lab

Myanmar has been in a constant state of civil war since its independence from Great Britain. The civil wars erupted between the different ethnic groups and the government on the grounds of an unjust political agenda and determination for ethnic freedom. The fight for self-determination has changed over the decades in part of Myanmar’s leg in the Golden Triangle. The multi-billion dollar industry has influenced insurgent groups to traffic drugs, weapons, wildlife, and humans which then leads to more backlash against governmental enforcement. Solutions in which fair and just actions towards all ethnic Burmese are just now developing with the hopes that the insurgent groups will share peace with the government, as well as, gain investors from the international community