Aung San Suu Kyi’s Defense of Genocide

Dec 13, 2019

The specter of Aung San Suu Kyi, the Nobel Peace laureate, standing before the UN’s highest legal body to defend Myanmar against charges of genocide is striking. Suu Kyi was once the revered face of international human rights, but she is now defending the most indefensible of crimes. But beyond...

How Deep Are the Roots of Democracy in Southeast Asia?

Mar 04, 2019

In this edition of The Interview, Fair Observer talks to Joshua Kurlantzick, a senior fellow for Southeast Asia at the Council on Foreign Relations. Bordered by China to the north and India to the west, Southeast Asia is home to some of the world’s most promising economies, some of the biggest...

The Rohingya Crisis: What to Watch for in 2019

Jan 02, 2019

Bangladesh and the UN must continue to work together to improve the conditions for nearly 1 million Rohingya refugees. The year 2018 was a dire and desperate year for the Rohingya minority from western Myanmar. Two-thirds of the population that had been living in western Rakhine State before the...

The Reuters Case in Myanmar Is a Wake Up Call

Sep 08, 2018

For all those who remain deeply committed to Myanmar’s reform process, the Reuters case is yet another wake up call. The government of Myanmar and its de facto head, Nobel peace laureate Aung San Suu Kyi, are facing renewed international condemnation after two Reuters journalists, Wa Lone and...

What You Missed in the UN Rohingya Report

Sep 05, 2018

The report is damning in its conclusions that the UN “demonstrably failed” in its approach in Myanmar, prioritizing democratic and development efforts at the expense of human rights. On August 27, the UN-mandated Independent International Fact-Finding Mission on Myanmar released a...

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