Why did the world — which promised “never again” after Rwanda and Bosnia, then Sudan and Syria — seemingly do so little to forestall an ethnic cleansing campaign by Myanmar’s military? And what can be done now to address the urgent humanitarian calamity caused when more than half of Myanmar’s ethnic Rohingya Muslims fled the country over just a few weeks?
Duncan McCargo speaks with Astrid Noren-Nilsson for New Books in Southeast Asian Studieson the sidelines of the 2017 EuroSEAS conference at the University of Oxford, where Cambodia’s Second Kingdom was shortlisted for the
Joshua Kurlantzick discusses the backsliding of democracy in Southeast Asia and what we can expect in 2018.
Schechter covers the discussion between NYSEAN co-founder Duncan McCargo and former Thai premier Abhisit Vejjajiva on Thaksin
NYSEAN Co-Founder Duncan McCargo debates Thaksin and Thai politics with former Thai prime minister Abhisit Vejjajiva at Harvard Law School
Mayesha Alam, a Soros New American Fellow, Yale Law School Global Health Justice Partnership Fellow, and Ph.D. candidate in political science at Yale University, discusses gender and the Rohingya refugee crisis.
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 political interests. It deflects attention away from state-sponsored violence, political and economic ambitions of the governing elite, and the anti-immigrant and xenophobic basis of the discrimination.