Israel Arming Myanmar Amid Ongoing Rohingya Crackdown

Israel Arming Myanmar Amid Ongoing Rohingya Crackdown

Israel has continued to sell weapons to Myanmar as thousands of Rohingya refugees flee the military’s violent crackdown in the Rakhine state. The weapons sold to Myanmar include over 100 tanks, weapons and boats used to police the country’s border, according to hurman rights groups and Burmese officials. Israeli arms companies such as Tar Ideal…

Rohingya Bodies Found on Bangladesh Coast as Thousands Flee Myanmar

Rohingya Bodies Found on Bangladesh Coast as Thousands Flee Myanmar

Bangladeshi border guards have recovered at least two dozen bodies from the country’s shore in the past two days, as tens of thousands of Rohingya Muslims make desperate attempts to flee the worst violence involving the Myanmar minority in at least five years. At the United Nations, the US ambassador to the world body, Nikki…

Rohingya: Horrors Multiply as Tragedy Worsens

Rohingya: Horrors Multiply as Tragedy Worsens

Arson, killings and rape have become operative challenges for Myanmar’s Muslim Rohingya population as they face wave after wave of an orchestrated campaign of ethnic cleansing. Reviled as illegal migrants and rendered stateless by the Buddhist majority government, Myanmar’s 1.1 million Rohingya feel utterly powerless and abandoned by the world. Current images of women, children…

Buddhist Extremism Spreads in Myanmar Despite Clampdown

Buddhist Extremism Spreads in Myanmar Despite Clampdown

In May, Myanmar’s Sangha Maha Nayaka Committee, a state appointed organization representing over 500,000 Buddhist monks known as Ma Ha Na, issued a controversial order against the Ma Ba Tha nationalist group to remove its signboards across the country. The committee’s order came in response to Ma Ba Tha’s association with anti-Muslim activities and amid calls from…

Bangladesh’s Breakout Plan

Bangladesh’s Breakout Plan

Please read Part I before this article Bangladesh can break out of India’s hegemonic grasp if its leadership recognizes the true nature of its geostrategic relationship with New Delhi and proactively takes steps to promote its own national interests as a result. Geostrategic Review Part I of the research advanced the argument that Bangladesh is…

Facing Disaster: The Muslim Rohingya of Myanmar

Facing Disaster: The Muslim Rohingya of Myanmar

The plight of the Rohingya, a Muslim minority from Myanmar, mirrors the struggle of the Palestinians, the Sahrawi and other oppressed Muslim groups which have suffered from decades of relentless state-backed persecution Farouk’s restrained manner contrasted unsettlingly with the slow creep of tears along the fringes of his cheeks. A fine-featured, skeletal middle-aged man, (his…