Rohingya Muslims Need the World to Prevent Another Slaughter

Rohingya Muslims Need the World to Prevent Another Slaughter

While the mass killing of Rohingya Muslims by Myanmar’s security forces might have subsided – at least for now, given that more than 700,000 have found temporary safety in the makeshift refugee camps in the border region of Bangladesh – the persecution and harassment of the Rohingya within Myanmar continues. Last Sunday, a boat carrying…

India’s Assam Citizenship Scandal Could Have Wide Reaching Geopolitical Implications

India’s Assam Citizenship Scandal Could Have Wide Reaching Geopolitical Implications

India strikes fear into the hearts of 4 million Muslims  India has drafted a controversial list of the country’s citizens which has made international headlines due to four million people living in the Indian state of Assam being excluded from the list. The Bengali speaking Muslims whose presumed citizenship status was effectively removed has left…

Could Student Protests Break the Back of Bangladesh’s Ruling Party?

Could Student Protests Break the Back of Bangladesh’s Ruling Party?

Student-driven protests erupted in Bangladesh on Sunday after thousands of young people staged sit-ins and other demonstrations in protest of the government’s “affirmative action” policy to allocate 56% of civil service positions to the children of veterans from the 1971 war and what have been described as disadvantaged minority groups. The latter category is usually…

Can India Offer its Neighbors an Alternative to China’s ‘One Belt, One Road’?

Can India Offer its Neighbors an Alternative to China’s ‘One Belt, One Road’?

As China continues to develop its ‘One Belt, One Road’ Initiative (OBOR), its main competitor in the region, India, is working on its own international infrastructure projects. These are aimed at strengthening India’s influence in the region and providing an alternative to OBOR, which India does not wish to be a part of. India is not…

China Proposes Peace Process for Rohingya Crisis in Myanmar and Bangladesh

China Proposes Peace Process for Rohingya Crisis in Myanmar and Bangladesh

Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi has called for a three step peace process in order to put an end to the Rohingya crisis in Myanmar, which has seen many refugees flee from Myanmar to neighbouring Bangladesh. The current crisis has its roots in the multi-ethnic, multi-confessional nature of Mayanmar, according to its present borders which…