Undercurrents

Monitoring Development on Burma’s Mekong
A periodic magazine that monitors developments along Burma’s Mekong River.

Issue 3
Published in April 2009, this issue focuses on how the expanding influence of Chinese interests in the Golden Triangle region, from rubber plantations to wildlife trading, is bringing rapid destructive changes to local communities.  There are also articles on opium cultivation, mining operations, the mainstream Mekong dams in China, and unprecedented flooding downstream.

 To download: English

Issue 2
Published in July 2006, this issue includes articles about unpredictable water surges and flows due to dams upstream on the Mekong, unrestricted logging, a mining project that threatens the En people, opium cultivation, and the lawlessness of eastern Shan State.

To Download: English

Issue 1
Published in January 2005, this issue includes articles on the consequences of the Mekong Navigation Improvement Project, how intensive logging threatens the Mabri people in Shan State, roads construction, and human trafficking along the Mekong.


To download: English

 

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