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Understanding the Rohingya genocide, and Aung San Suu Kyi's deadly silence.


Aung San Suu Kyi has simply evolved from a peace campaigner into a pragmatic, practical politician, and she has simply made a critical calculation - that the Rohingya issue is not worth utilizing any political capital over. That it's simply not worth antagonizing the military and Buddhist clergy to use her considerable influence for the Rohingya.

Security analyst Azeem Ibrahim explores Myanmar's campaign of genocide against the Rohingya people - from the conflict's origins in WW2 and the 1962-coup, to the "industrial scale" ethnic cleansing carried out by the military right now, under the nose but below the interest of both Aung San Suu Kyi and the United Nations.

Azeem is author of The Rohingyas: Inside Myanmar’s Hidden Genocide from Oxford University Press.

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Azeem Ibrahim

Dr Azeem Ibrahim is a Senior Fellow at the Center for Global Policy and Research Professor at the Strategic Studies Institute, US Army War College.


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