Burma's Looming Guerilla War Junta Prepares to Take on the Ethnic Militias

After years of relative peace, Burma's military junta is trying to break the power of guerilla armies in the drug-infested Golden Triangle. The ethnic armies may end up posing a greater threat to the regime than the democracy movement and its icon Aung San Suu Kyi.

By Thilo Thielke

DER SPIEGEL / Thilo Thielke