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September 19, 2017

Myanmar
Why Aung San Suu Kyi Mostly Ignores the Rakhine Crisis

Myanmar is essentially run by one of the world’s most lauded humanitarians. Yet since her party took power last year, Aung San Suu Kyi—the country’s de facto leader, though not its official president…

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September 19, 2017

Myanmar
Aung San Suu Kyi’s Major Speech on Rakhine State

In a major address to the Myanmar public, and the international community today, Aung San Suu Kyi gave her first significant speech about the ongoing crisis in Rakhine State. This crisis has now beco…

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July 23, 2018

Southeast Asia
Extensive Report Suggests Myanmar Military Thoroughly Planned Crimes Against Humanity in Rakhine State

Last week, the research and advocacy group Fortify Rights, which has amassed considerable expertise on the situation in Rakhine State and the abuses perpetrated by the Myanmar armed forces, released …

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April 28, 2017

Asia
Aung San Suu Kyi’s “Rule,” One Year In

Roughly one year after Aung San Suu Kyi and her National League for Democracy (NLD) party took control of Myanmar’s parliament, and Suu Kyi became de facto head of state (Myanmar has a president, but…

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September 19, 2017

Myanmar
Aung San Suu Kyi: Notably Absent from the Opening of the UN General Assembly

As the Myanmar military attacks the Rohingya minority, the country's female leader, Aung San Suu Kyi, has done little to stop the violence. The harsh lesson from it all: women leaders do not always p…

A placard with the picture of Aung San Suu Kyi, accusing her of crimes against humanity, is seen at a rally near the Myanmar embassy during a protest against the treatment of the Rohingya Muslims minority by the Myanmar government, in Jakarta, Indonesia September 8, 2017.

May 4, 2018

Southeast Asia
ASEAN Meets, But Remains Mostly Silent on Major Regional Issues

ASEAN’s latest summit in Singapore produced little of substance on important issues like the ongoing crisis in Myanmar or the South China Sea.

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April 20, 2018

Myanmar
The Rohingya Crisis

Hundreds of thousands of Rohingya, a Muslim ethnic minority group, are fleeing persecution in Myanmar’s western Rakhine State, fueling a historic migration crisis.

A group of Rohingya refugees after crossing the Bangladesh-Myanmar border, September 1, 2017.

February 11, 2013

Asia
The Comedown of Aung San Suu Kyi

Over the past year, as Daw Aung San Suu Kyi has made the transition from democracy icon kept under house arrest for almost two decades to working politician, she has found the going harder than some …

Myanmar's pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi speaks during a ceremony where she was awarded an honorary doctorate degree at Seoul National University in Seoul February 1, 2013.

January 19, 2018

Southeast Asia
The Rakhine State Crisis—and Myanmar’s Other Severe Problems

The ongoing crisis in Rakhine State, where the Myanmar armed forces have credibly been accused of ethnic cleansing and where the Myanmar military recently admitted that the security forces were invol…

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November 30, 2011

Myanmar
A Conversation with Aung San Suu Kyi

In a meeting conducted via video conference, Aung San Suu Kyi discusses recent changes in Myanmar, her decision to rejoin the political system, and Myanmar-U.S. relations.