In my upcoming report I will take a look at Myanmar's military regime and North Korea's international arms business.
The communist regime of North Korea has long financed its economy through an illicit arms business, a business that has catered to outlaw regimes in the world by offering a multitude of extensive services for weapons development and procurement.
One of its chief clients is the military regime in Myanmar that has been embroiled for decades in an ethnic-based civil war. (see here for my previous report on Buddhist Fundamentalism and Myanmar). This conflict has led to all sorts of severe human rights abuses ranging from torture and rape to near genocide.
Throughout the years of the Obama administration, it had been a major objective of U.S policy to break up this relationship. While it had been thought that the U.S had been successful in achieving this goal back in the Obama years, recent evidence has come to light that suggests differently.