Category: Burma

Rights defenders at risk: 20 years after UN Declaration

     

In a Russian court hearing yesterday, human rights defender Semyon Simonov (left) faced police officers who had detained him in April in the southern city of Volgograd. Simonov had been… Read more »

Southeast Asia’s ’emboldened’ strongmen look to China in setback to democracy

     

Chinese leaders have long sought to present themselves as equals to American presidents. Xi Jinping has wanted something more: a special relationship that sets China apart, as the other great… Read more »

Countdown to Annihilation: Myanmar’s Rohingya genocide

     

  It was already evident in October 2015 that the Rohingya were experiencing genocide in Myanmar, according to Alicia de la Cour Venning, Thomas MacManus and Penny Green, researchers at the International State Crime… Read more »

China’s Plan to Buy Influence and Undermine Democracy

     

  To enhance its economic and political clout, China has made substantial inroads across Southeast Asia on the back of multi-billion-dollar infrastructure and investment deals, notes analyst Philip Heijmans. This… Read more »

Burma’s Rohingya crisis – what you need to know

     

Officially, Myanmar’s government does not recognize the Rohingya as lawful citizens, National Geographic reports: The government claims they were brought to Rakhine from Bangladesh during the time when Myanmar was… Read more »

Burma’s Rohingya refugee crisis fits pattern of faltering reforms, weak leadership

     

Myanmar’s unwillingness to deal with the Rohingya refugee crisis fits a broader pattern of faltering reforms and indecisive leadership, the FT’s John Reed writes: The most serious crisis since Myanmar… Read more »