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,,_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


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

The Politics of anti-Rohingya Violence in Myanmar

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It appears as though violence and intolerance are once again bubbling to the surface in Myanmar, but is this all a case of domestic political maneuvering?

Aung San Suu Kyi and the Rohingya of Myanmar

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After an uncharacteristically long and pointed period of silence regarding the ongoing anti-Muslim violence being perpetrated in western Myanmar, pro-democracy and human rights leader Aung San Suu Kyi has finally spoken out.

Behind the Curtain of Reform: Myanmar’s Rohingya Refugee Crisis

Refugee minorities in Myanmar

The government of Myanmar is now faced with a refugee crisis in the aftermath of a month-long descent into violence that it not only failed to prevent, but by many accounts, actively participated in.

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