The Status of Refugees in India

September 12, 2017

In India, the absence of national legislation on refugees has placed their rights in a vacuum. Today, there are 65.6 million displaced people in the world, including asylum seekers, irregular migrants, returnees (individuals who are willing to return to their countries of nationality) and...

The World This Week: Rohingyas Turn Refugees, Suu Kyi Stays Silent

September 10, 2017

Aung San Suu Kyi fails to stand up to virulent nationalism based on ethnicity and religion that has led to the terrible persecution of a Muslim minority in Myanmar. This has been a week of natural and manmade disasters. Hurricane Irma has followed hard on the heels of Hurricane Harvey, leaving a...

Saudi Arabia’s Colliding Interests in Myanmar

April 18, 2017

Saudi Arabia’s support for the Rohingya Muslim minority in Myanmar is expected to continue for some time. Despite Aung San Suu Kyi’s decades-old image as an embattled political prisoner and proponent of ardent reform as an opponent of the previous military government in Myanmar, her new role...

Humanitarian Access More Than “Necessary” in Myanmar

January 09, 2017

The international community must continue to demand access and not accept simple ambiguous statements from the Myanmar government. A new dangerous dynamic has been unleashed in western Myanmar since the October 2016 attack by a group of Rohingya militants and the subsequent Burmese army...