Post Tagged with: "myanmar"

The Rohingya, Genocide and a New Dawn for Myanmar

The Rohingya, Genocide and a New Dawn for Myanmar

Putting right the terrible suffering which has been systematically inflicted upon the Rohingya is going to require a great deal of political courage.

String of Pearls: India and the Geopolitics of Chinese Foreign Policy

String of Pearls: India and the Geopolitics of Chinese Foreign Policy

At the cusp of energy security balances the diplomatic battle in the Indian Ocean has generated enough interest for the world to watch the passive stand-offs keenly.

Who Has a Right to Belong?

Who Has a Right to Belong?

Whilst there might be international conventions which address the internally displaced, refugees, and the stateless the gap between theory and practice seems very large.

Should International Relations Scholars Care About Religious Freedom?

Should International Relations Scholars Care About Religious Freedom?

Since religious repression can contribute to extremist ideology and violence then religious freedom can be vital in addressing religiously inspired civil wars and terrorism.

Growing up a Proud Racist in Burma

Growing up a Proud Racist in Burma

As a former racist who grew up thinking that those deemed to pose a threat to Burma’s sovereignty and Buddhist identity should be ‘gassed’, I feel a deep chill thinking about what Burmese society is evolving into.

Burma’s Rakhine Conflict

Burma’s Rakhine Conflict

While it is likely the more shocking acts of violence will gradually cease in the coming weeks, the conflict will leave a deep legacy on this region of Burma and can easily restart at anytime.

Implications from Aung San Suu Kyi’s European Tour

Implications from Aung San Suu Kyi’s European Tour

Suu Kyi’s chief challenge may be to avoid the temptation to turn vindication into vindictiveness. If she panders to her Western supporters at the expense of her partners at home, it would be a bad sign.

Sectarian Violence in Burma: A Country Opening Up, or Collapsing?

Sectarian Violence in Burma: A Country Opening Up, or Collapsing?

The existence of ethnic minority insurgencies will not bring about the collapse of the government. Nor will they have a decisive impact on other aspects of Burma’s reforms or on the decisions of outsiders to work with a reformed Burmese government.

Burma and the responsibility to protect: first, do more good than harm

Burma and the responsibility to protect: first, do more good than harm

Paranoid and mistrustful of the outside world, Burma’s generals were criminally tardy in permitting emergency humanitarian supplies and personnel to come into the country after a devastating cyclone in early May. Yet attempts to invoke R2P were ill advised.

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