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Bangladeshi security personnel attend to emaciated Rohingya refugees following their arrival by boat in Teknaf on April 16, after nearly two months at sea.

As Rohingya Boats Keep Sailing, Southeast Asia Turns a Blind Eye

With the coronavirus now an excuse for inaction, the threat to the embattled minority is growing ever sharper.

Firefighters spray disinfectant in Yangon, Myanmar.

In Myanmar, the Coronavirus Gives Nationalists an Opening

In its delayed response to the pandemic, Aung San Suu Kyi’s government prioritizes the country’s ethnic majority.

Chinese President Xi Jinping and Myanmar State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi

China Leaps Into Breach Between Myanmar and West

A raft of new multibillion-dollar deals announced by Xi Jinping worry Washington and New Delhi.

People watch the International Court of Justice hearing at a restaurant in a Rohingya refugee camp

The Rohingya Find Some Justice in Court

An unprecedented court ruling leaves Myanmar and Aung San Suu Kyi in a tight spot.

Myanmar's State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi stands before the UN International Court of Justice on Dec. 10, 2019, in the Hague.

Myanmar Has Blazed a Path to Democracy Without Rights

Aung San Suu Kyi’s persecution of the Rohingya paved the way for Modi.

Aung San Suu Kyi arrives in a car on the last day of hearings in the Rohingya genocide case before the U.N. International Court of Justice in The Hague on Dec. 12.

Myanmar’s Aung San Suu Kyi Takes the Stand

In testimony at the U.N.’s genocide case, the leader appealed the court to let her own country handle justice for crimes against the Rohingya.

Members of the Myanmar military march in formation during a parade to mark the country's 74th Armed Forces Day in Naypyidaw on March 27.

Myanmar’s Military Is Only Hurting Itself

As the U.N. warns of a continuing risk of genocide, Myanmar should seriously consider the last 30 years and ask if its security policies are helping anyone at all.

A Russian soldier stands guard during a joint patrol with Turkish forces in the countryside of Darbasiyah, Syria.

Our Top Weekend Reads

Russia’s growing presence in Syria, Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri resigns, and dubious election fraud claims in Malawi.

A container ship unloads its cargo from Asia at the Long Beach port in California on Aug. 1.

Our Top Weekend Reads

The U.S.-China trade war reignites, the Fed takes bold action, and a U.S.-Russia nuclear treaty comes to an end.

Rohingya refugee children take a ride on the back of a truck loaded with drinks during a monsoon rainfall at Kutupalong refugee camp in Ukhia on July 23, 2019.

Myanmar Wants to Track Rohingya, Not Help Them

The U.N. is wrong to support national ID cards that could backfire on the persecuted minority.

Guatemalan migrants use a makeshift raft to cross the Suchiate river from Tecun Uman in Guatemala to Ciudad Hidalgo in Chiapas State, Mexico, on July 22.

Trump’s Attack on Asylum-Seekers Was Made in Australia

The Australian government has spent the past two decades making it harder to claim asylum and detaining legitimate refugees far from its borders. Now Trump is trying to import Canberra’s draconian approach.

A man uses Facebook on a mobile phone in Yangon on June 7, 2018.

Facebook Keeps Failing in Myanmar

The Arakan Army’s online propaganda campaign shows the tech company hasn’t yet figured out how to tackle hate speech on its platform.

Aung San Suu Kyi with Viktor Orban in Budapest on June 5.

Orban and Aung San Suu Kyi Gave in to Hate the Same Way

The two Oxford-educated leaders once preached liberal values—but found bigotry more convenient.

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