While the crisis in Myanmar has been growing in the international community's consciousness, there is a lack of understanding of the roots of the conflict.
While the crisis in Myanmar has attracted significant international attention, there is a lack of understanding of the roots of the conflict. To better understand what humanitarian solutions are desirable and feasible, an understanding of the historical and regional contexts of Burma is necessary.
In the first part of our discussion, we will explore the systematic othering of Rohingya and the growing fear of Islam in the country. In the second half, we will discuss the potential role that regional neighbors should play. Currently, ASEAN nations have not been active in resolution efforts, and the burden of handling the Rohingya refugees has fallen to Bangladesh.