Smuggling in Southeast Asia: The Past in the Present
From Kenny Berkowitz
Southeast Asia is a crossroads for trade routes that pass between the Indian Ocean and the South China Sea, historically and in our own time. These pathways (both legal and illegal) transect the region, funneling cargoes of all sorts—among them, drugs, weapons, and human beings—across a wide geography. This talk looks at the histories of these circuits and asks how these histories still manifest themselves in the commerce of Southeast Asia today.