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Dr. Azeem Ibrahim

Dr. Azeem Ibrahim is a Director at the Center for Global Policy and author of “The Rohingyas: Inside Myanmar’s Genocide” (Hurst, 2017). Twitter: @AzeemIbrahim​

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People of Myanmar, including Rohingya, unite against common enemy

The Tatmadaw, the military of Myanmar, which has dominated the country’s politics almost since independence, has finally achieved what no one believed was still possible: It has managed to unite all the people of Myanmar, across ethnic and religious divides… against itself.

April 13, 2021

Myanmar coup once again exposes the futility of the UN Security Council

After the military coup in Myanmar on Feb. 1, some members of the UN Security Council moved swiftly to draft a condemnation. Just as swiftly, Beijing vetoed the effort, and the whole affair was done by Feb. 3.

March 06, 2021

What next for the children of Daesh detainees?

The attempt by Daesh to create the so-called Islamic state in Syria and Iraq attracted volunteers from many nations. The children of these volunteers, many of whom were born in Syria, now pose a unique dilemma for those nations.

February 17, 2021

Will Biden call the Rohingya crisis a genocide?

The Trump administration stopped short of categorizing the Rohingya crisis in Myanmar as a genocide, despite it being the clearest example of one for at least two decades.

January 30, 2021