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Rohingya Crisis: Focus on 'Intolerant Religion' Disregards Complex Moral and Policy Challenges

Rohingya Crisis: Focus on 'Intolerant Religion' Disregards Complex Moral and Policy Challenges

Elizabeth Shakman Hurd, a professor at Northwestern University, argues that identifying religious difference and discrimination as the main culprits in the Rohingya crisis masks the economic and...

Nikkei Asian Review
Why Aung San Suu Kyi remains unbowed

Why Aung San Suu Kyi remains unbowed

Gwen Robinson of the Nikkei Asian Review interviews Aung San Suu Kyi on the international outcry on the military crackdown on the Rohingya in Rakhine State. She is unbowed. 

Nikkei Asian Review
Myths and realities behind the Rakhine crisis

Myths and realities behind the Rakhine crisis

Gwen Robinson explores the myths and realities behind the Rohingya crisis in Myanmar, especially for Aung San Suu Kyi, who has little power over the military.

No Simple Solution to the Rohingya Crisis in Myanmar

No Simple Solution to the Rohingya Crisis in Myanmar

"The world has no effective mechanisms for solving these problems. The best it seems able to do is to provide token amounts of humanitarian assistance to the innocent victims of these conflicts,"...

Carnegie Council Podcast- Democracy and the Deep State in Myanmar

Devin Stewart and Maureen Aung-Thwin discuss Burma's transition to democracy. 

Buddhism, Politics and Political Thought in Myanmar

Matthew Walton, author of Buddhism, Politics and Political Thought in Myanmar, speaks with New Books in Southeast Asian Studies

New Books Network Podcasts on Southeast Asia

The New York Southeast Asia Network is partnering with the New Books Network, a consortium of podcasts, and will offer links to its podcast on books about Southeast Asia. The podcast is dedicated...

The New Yorker
The Murder of an Honorable Lawyer in Myanmar

The Murder of an Honorable Lawyer in Myanmar

On January 29th, Ko Ni, sixty-three years old, was assassinated at the airport in Yangon, Myanmar’s largest city. He had just returned from a democracy conference in Indonesia and was waiting for...



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