Conflicts - Myanmar

October 2018 | Analysis

The UN, Myanmar and the Rohingyas

Will the latest UN report and other reports (past and present) ensure accountability for the perpetrators of violence in the Rakhine State and find justice for the victims? Unlikely.

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January 2018 | Analysis

South Asia's Conflict Peripheries

Seven reasons on why the region's frontiers remain violent and conflict-prone read more
December 2017 | Analysis

South Asia's Rohingya Predicament

Can South Asia as a region do something about the Rohingya crisis? The region, for lon,  has been shying away from addressing the question of refugees and statelessness at SAARC level. Multiple efforts were taken at civil society levels to have a regional refugee regime and a common approach towards the issue. Unfortunately, they are yet to make any headway. Expecting the SAARC to do anything is asking for the moon.

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Radicalism Project
October 2017 | Analysis

The Islamic State in South Asia: Why are the State and Society reluctant to acknowledge?

How real is the IS threat? Even if it is notional, and the numbers are minuscule, does the idea of an Islamic State pose a larger threat than its actual presence in South Asia? And why are the State and Society refuse to accept the presence? read more
September 2017 | Analysis

The Rohingya Politics: Between Strong Military, Weak Government, Rakhine Faultlines and Ma Ba Tha

Given the internal equations between the military and the NLD, will Aung San Suu Kyi be able to take a strong decision? How does the State politics and equations between different ethnic communities within the Rakhine State impacts on the Rohingya debate? And what role does the rise of Ma Ba Tha play in dividing the national politics on the Rohingya issue? read more
September 2017 | Analysis

The Rohingya Conflict: The Burning Villages, Social Media and the Internationalization of Violence

If the present violence-exodus- global condemnation cycle does not cease and a solution found within Myanmar, the Rohingya conflict is likely to get internationalized and linked with radical groups elsewhere. This would lead to internationalization of Rohingya violence – with either a section within the Rohingya community getting international support to use violence as a strategy, or those global jihadi groups see Rohingya conflict as an opportunity to expand their footprints in Southeast Asia read more