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Blood Teak: Natural Resources Competition in Myanmar

Piles of Teak in Myanmar

If Myanmar's government would need no pretext to roll back national political reforms, why might minority groups cause any provocation with escalating violence?  See Jay Benson's blog on the Wilson Center's New Security Beat for some insights into what has been often overlooked in Myanmar's ethnic conflicts: competition by both minority rebel groups and the Burmese military over the control of extractive resources and drug production.

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