Editorial and Opinion

A nation cursed by the legacy of colonialism

As we reflect on 70 years of independence, we can see that the origins of many of the nation’s most persistent problems – ethnic division, conflict and a lack of democracy – date

Do Not Lose Sight of ARSA

In northern Rakhine State, rights violations must not be ignored, but nor should the activities of terrorist group ARSA and its backers.
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Should Trump Speak on Rakhine?

Activists have urged Trump to comment on the plight of the Rohingya, but some fear an offhand comment could further divide communities.
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