With the Rakhine crisis strengthening China's hand and limiting Western influence here, the government must plot a new strategic course.
24 The News For 24 November 2017
Military and nationalists see violence as threat to country’s sovereignty and religious foundations
Ascribing the Rohingya exodus solely to security clearance operations is simplistic, writes Sai Lon.
The US Secretary of State demonstrated a nuanced understanding of the country’s complex political reality in his handling of the Rakhine issue.
In northern Rakhine State, rights violations must not be ignored, but nor should the activities of terrorist group ARSA and its backers.
Activists have urged Trump to comment on the plight of the Rohingya, but some fear an offhand comment could further divide communities.
Important players in the crisis need to establish a common understanding.
With the latest organized attacks by ARSA in August, trust between Buddhist Arakanese and Muslim Rohingya has been totally destroyed.
The Tatmadaw is still at the epicenter of politics. No understanding of it will prevent world and domestic leaders from achieving their goals.
Ewan Cameron questions why the EU-Myanmar Investment Protection Agreement is being sold as common sense.
The success, and failure, of Myanmar’s landmark peace accord relies on four key groups of people, writes Joe Kumbun.
The Arakan Rohingya Salvation Army positions itself as an ethnic armed group, do other leaders agree?
Alleged terrorist links trump criticism of India’s plans to deport self-identifying Rohingya.
The misdemeanor of Britain’s foreign secretary is just the tip of the iceberg of bullying of Myanmar by its ex-colonizer.
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