Episode 23. Thailand and the International Drug Trade
Thailand has for a long time been the centerpiece of South East Asia, and many powers are starting to relearn its importance when it comes to shifting the direction of the region. With the boom in internationalism and regional trade, we also see a boom for drug cartels as well; so this week we layout just how chemicals in Southern China travel through a number of nations to be sold as Methamphetamine on the streets of Vancouver and Sydney.
Senior Analyst for South East Asia at Crisis Group
Formerly of the RAND Corporation and The Institute of Current World Affairs.
Senior fellow for Southeast Asia at the Council on Foreign Relations
Head of Strategic Policing and Law Enforcement and Head of the North and Australia's Security at ASPI
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