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September 13, 2017

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

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

September 15, 2017

Rohingya_9.7.2017 The Rohingya Crisis: What Can be Done?

In recent months, considerable ink and pixels have been spilled chronicling the growing humanitarian crisis in western Myanmar, and castigating the government led by Aung San Suu Kyi and the Myanmar …

September 20, 2017

Rohingya refugees wait for aid in Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh September 20, 2017. Bangladesh: Poor, Stressed, but Last Place of Refuge for Rohingya

Although the tragedy of the Rohingya people has been unfolding for decades, the latest exodus of refugees to Bangladesh, fleeing violence in the Rakhine state of Myanmar, has become front-page news d…

June 18, 2015

migrants-rakhine-myanmar Toward a Solution to the Rohingya Crisis

So far, despite global coverage of Southeast Asia’s desperate migrants, Myanmar leaders continue to try to cast doubt on the idea that there is a migration crisis at all, though Myanmar officials att…

June 8, 2015

Human Rights
indonesia-myanmar-aung san suu kyi Small Steps Forward on the Rohingya Crisis

For more than three years, as Rohingya in western Myanmar have faced violent attacks, seizure of their homes, and a growing climate of intolerance in public discourse, leaders across the Myanmar poli…

May 27, 2015

myanmar-rohingya-protests No Movement on Rohingya From Myanmar Government

Over the past week, the worldwide news coverage of Rohingya migrants at sea in Southeast Asian waters has helped convince some of the region’s governments to take action to prevent an imminent crisis…

May 20, 2015

migrants-thai-navy Strategies for Addressing the Rohingya Crisis

As countries in Southeast Asia dither and argue with each other about how to handle the thousands of Rohingya migrants currently stranded on the seas, the migrants’ condition presumably is getting wo…

February 6, 2013

A Rohingya woman, displaced by recent violence in Rakhine State, holds her crying child at a refugee camp for Muslims outside Sittwe, the capital of Rakhine. Time for a Coordinated Policy on Rohingya Refugees

Over the past year, as conflict has flared in Rakhine State in Myanmar, growing numbers of Rohingya have fled their homes. It remains unclear to me—even after a trip to Rakhine State—exactly why the …

June 14, 2016

rohingya-camp What Does the Future Hold for the Rohingya?

Of all the ethnic, racial, and religious minorities in the world, wrote the Economist last year, the Rohingya may well be the most persecuted people on the planet. Today nearly two million Rohingya l…

May 19, 2015

rohingya-indonesia-aceh Little Chance of a Regional Solution for the Rohingya

In the wake of the latest horrific reports of Rohingya fleeing Myanmar, the United States government has called Southeast Asian nations to come together and adopt a region-wide strategy for addressin…