Spatial data on Myanmar borderlands, including administrative boundaries, transport and road networks, agriculture and hydrology, available via UK Data Service.
This Journal of Contemporary Asia article discusses how the illegal drug trade has become integral to systems of brokered rule in northern Shan State, Myanmar.
In this presentation, Veerle Van den Eynden, Data Manager outlines how data from the research is being archived and shared.
This comic tells the story of Nang Nang and Sai Sai, illustrating the proliferation of drugs and their impact on young people in Shan State, Myanmar
Militias are often long-term political actors of post-war frontier areas. central to how states and markets function. What does this imply those making and implementing security policies?
Drugs & (dis)order Policy Lab: An experiment in sustained critical engagement between researchers and policymakers
This working paper shares reflections from an ongoing conversation between researchers and policy stakeholders on drugs, development and peacebuilding policy.
Ethnicity and great power politics: A case of transnational ethnic Kachin of Myanmar and Singpho of Northeast India
Published in Communities, Institutions and Histories of India’s Northeast. By Dan Seng Lawn. At the outset it will be proper to trace the etymological development of the names, Kachin and Singpho. The uncertainty of the meaning of the name gives rise to multiple meanings. From the last part of the eighteenth century onwards, there was […]
“Ploughing the land five times”: Opium and agrarian change in the ceasefire landscapes of south-western Shan State, Myanmar
This Journal of Agrarian Change article explores the relationship between the illicit opium economy and processes of agrarian change in south-western Shan state, Myanmar.
How are development zones ‘made’ in conflict-affected borderlands? What forms of territorialisation underpin the making of development zones in these contested spaces? What forms of public authority emerge to govern borderland development zones and whose interests do they serve? And how do long-standing histories of illicit border trade, fragmented sovereignty, and unresolved armed conflicts shape governance structures and everyday life in these development zones?
Based on analysis of how drugs policies and programmes intersect with conflict, peace, health and development in Myanmar.
The Pat Jasan drug eradication social movement in Northern Myanmar, part three: Legal pluralism & the challenge of everyday justice
This paper provides and overview of the activities of a large drug eradication movement called Pat Jasan in northern Myanmar.