Myanmar’s wars are more than resource grabs

Jade, gems and timber fuel long-running ethnic insurgencies but parallels drawn to Africa's 'blood diamond' driven conflicts miss the mark

February 18, 2018 10:35 AM (UTC+8)
Shan State Army - South (SSA-S) soldiers exercising with logs at their headquarters in Loi Tai Leng, in Myanmar's northeastern Shan State, Photo: AFP/KC Ortiz
Shan State Army - South (SSA-S) soldiers exercising with logs at their headquarters in Loi Tai Leng, in Myanmar's northeastern Shan State, Photo: AFP/KC Ortiz
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