drugs trade

Police arrested ‘Asia’s El Chapo’, but will it mean less meth?

The arrest of Tse Chi Lop, head of Asia’s largest drug syndicate, does little to alter the structures that facilitate the region’s booming narcotics trade. From Myanmar’s ethnic armies and state-backed militias to Hong Kong triad organizations, the profits driving the trade will continue—Tse Chi Lop, like any link in the supply chain, is replaceable.



Does Duterte’s nation need American money?

Senior American lawmakers are calling for the withdrawal of large aid packages to the Philipines in the wake of Duterte’s increasingly provocative and bloodthirsty statements on the drugs war. But as the days of the Obama administration tick away, the Filipino president is happy to bluff and wait for fairer winds.