The World at War
January 1, 2011 5:35 PM Subscribe
offers a brief overview of the state of the planet, concentrating on who is fighting whom, and why. One interesting thing about it is that the most violent and destructive current wars aren't getting a lot of press coverage in the West. Another interesting thing is that the majority of current violent conflicts are driven by ethnic or religious differences, or by a struggle for control over local sources of wealth (i.e. oil or cocaine or opium).
I was surprised to learn that there was a large insurgency in northern Burma, which has been financing its operations by making methamphetamine. I wonder who they sell it to?