Myanmar


The United States Of America Has Officially Accused Myanmar Of Genocide Against The Rohingya Muslims

The Rohingya Muslims are a group of people who reside on the border of Myanmar, in Rakhine state. The state’s residents are predominantly Muslim, and as BBC reports, they have their own language and culture. The important factor is that the majority of Myanmar population practices Buddhism. This has created a […]


Providing Adequate And Safe Living Arrangements For Rohingya Refugees In Bangladesh

Although official estimates have remained inexact regarding the actual number of Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh at present, Bangladeshi authorities have suggested that ‘the number exceeds one million.’ The magnitude of such numbers clearly puts Bangladeshi resources under significant strain in its attempts to equip these displaced people with the necessities […]


The Emergence Of A Sleeping Dragon: A Rising Al Qaeda

30 years after its establishment and 17 years since it launched the worst and largest terrorist attack in world history, Al Qaeda—which translates to “The Base”—is experiencing a newly discovered resurgence.  Immediately following the attacks of September 11th, the United States and a few allies launched the Global War on […]


Bangladesh’s New Statement Brings Rohingya Crisis To An Impasse

On September the 12th, teams from the UN’s Refugee Agency and Development Program gained permission from Myanmar to investigate 23 villages in the Rakhine State, where the Rohingya people lived. Concurrently on the same day, Bangladesh’s Foreign Secretary Shahidul Haque announced that the Rohingya were not welcome into Bangladesh as […]


Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Aung San Suu Kyi Under Fire In Response To Jailing Of Two Journalists

On 13 September 2018, Aung San Suu Kyi, the celebrated human rights activist and dissident, said the jailing of two Reuters journalists reporting on the Rohingya refugee crisis was not because of their profession, and that their imprisonment was not a government crackdown on free speech.  Responding to a question […]


ICC Extends Jurisdiction To Myanmar: What Comes Next For The Rohingya People?

On 6 September, the Pre-Trial Chamber I (‘Chamber’) of the International Criminal Court (ICC) ruled that the ICC has jurisdiction over the alleged deportation of Rohingya people from Myanmar to Bangladesh. Since August 2017, over 670,000 Rohingya Muslims have fled to Bangladesh, persecuted by Myanmar security forces and other individuals […]


UN Demands Prosecutions In Myanmar For Actions Against Rohingya Muslims

Last week, investigators working for the United Nations (UN) came forward and declared that Myanmar’s top military officials should be prosecuted for their actions against the Rohingya people, which they claim were performed with “genocidal intent.” In a move the Associated Press noted as “unusual,” the report specifically identified six […]


Reuters Reporters Sentenced: A “Hammer Blow” Against Media Freedom And Myanmar’s Transition To Democracy

On Monday September 3, two Reuters journalists were found guilty of breaching a law on state secrets in Myanmar during their reporting of a massacre of Rohingya men. The case, which has sparked international outcry, no longer affects simply the two journalists involved, but has become a symbol for the state of Myanmar’s transition to democracy and press freedom.