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Bangladesh-Myanmar Border Tensions Must Be De-escalated

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It falls on the world community to take Myanmar to task for recent violence along its border with Bangladesh.

Bangladesh Needs Help to Send Myanmar’s Rohingyas Home

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Pressure from world governments, and notably the UK, will be needed if the Rohingyas currently trapped in Bangladesh are to find justice.

Japan and India’s Policy Tightrope on Myanmar Protests

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Tokyo and New Delhi are being forced to walk a fine line between human rights and their own economic and security imperatives.

History Repeating: Military Rule Returns to Myanmar

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Ultimately, playing by the military’s constitutional rules and towing its line on the Rohingya weren’t enough to keep Aung San Suu Kyi out of house arrest.

Myanmar’s General Election: Test for a Fledgling Democracy

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Aung San Suu Kyi’s National League for Democracy (NLD) will face a tough test at the polls on November 8th. But so too will the country’s fragile democratic institutions.

Myanmar’s Divided Peace Process: Hope amid Escalating Violence?

Britain has pledged emergency food, drinking water and shelter to help people displaced in Rakhine State in western Burma. In May 2013, Minister for International Development Alan Duncan and Foreign Office Minister for South East Asia Hugo Swire announced a £4.4 million package of humanitarian support for people displaced by violence and facing the additional threats of the rainy season and approaching storms. Britain’s package of emergency assistance will provide: - Nearly 80,000 people with access to safe drinking water and improved sanitation facilities malnourished children aged 0-59 months with treatment for acute malnutrition in rural camps - hygiene kits to nearly 40,000 people Picture: DFID Burma, modified, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rohingya_conflict#/media/File:Emergency_food,_drinking_water_and_shelter_to_help_people_displaced_in_Rakhine_State,_western_Burma._(8288488088).jpg

With ethnic conflicts flaring up and down the country, reinvigorating the nation-level peace process will be challenging – but not impossible.

Confronting Asia’s Demographic Demons

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Policymakers should tackle Asia’s diversity problem to reap not just a moral dividend, but an economic one as well.

No End in Sight for Myanmar’s Long-suffering Rohingya

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It’s unlikely that the Rohingya refugees who cross into flood-ravaged Bangladesh will ever be welcomed back in Myanmar.

Myanmar’s Humanitarian Crisis Could Become a Political One

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The Rohingya crisis in Myanmar’s Rakhine state is drawing international condemnation and fraying relations between the civilian and military authorities.

Aung San Suu Kyi Speaks Out on the Rohingya

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After being criticised for an uncharacteristic silence regarding the violence facing Muslims in Myanmar, opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi has finally spoken out.

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