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Myanmar’s wars are more than resource grabs

Natural resource exploitation has always played an important role in Myanmar’s many ethnic conflicts, where timber, minerals and ores have helped to finance long-running anti-government insurgencies. But recent commentary drawing ‘blood teak’ or ‘blood jade’ parallels to the African warlords who fought for profit from ‘blood diamonds’ in places like Angola, Liberia and Sierra Leone […]

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