Malaysia’s Coronavirus Scapegoats
Undocumented migrants and refugees are caught in the crossfire of Malaysia’s coronavirus response and a xenophobic backlash.
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.
The Rohingya Find Some Justice in Court
An unprecedented court ruling leaves Myanmar and Aung San Suu Kyi in a tight spot.
Myanmar Has Blazed a Path to Democracy Without Rights
Aung San Suu Kyi’s persecution of the Rohingya paved the way for Modi.
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.
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.
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The U.S.-China trade war reignites, the Fed takes bold action, and a U.S.-Russia nuclear treaty comes to an end.
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.
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.
U.N. Bureaucrats Just Want the Rohingya Off Their Plate
Dumping refugees on a doomed island in Bangladesh is as callous as it is predictable.
Defenders of Human Rights Are Making a Comeback
With larger powers in retreat, small countries and civil society groups have stepped up—and they have won some significant victories.
It’s Time to Hold Myanmar Accountable
A year after the ethnic cleansing of the Rohingya began, the United States is still dragging its feet.
The Rohingya Have Fled One Crisis for Another
As the monsoon season looms, hundreds of thousands of refugees are living in overcrowded Bangladeshi refugee camps at risk of an imminent cholera outbreak.
Aung San Suu Kyi Is A Politician, Not A Monster
Western liberals projected their own hopes onto "the Lady" — and then blamed her for not living up to them.
10 Conflicts to Watch in 2018
From North Korea to Venezuela, here are the conflicts to watch in 2018.
U.S. Pulls Military Assistance to Myanmar Over Rohingya Abuses
But experts say the measures will have limited effect and could even backfire.
Give the Nobel Peace Prize Posthumously
There’s an easy way to avoid betrayal by winners of the world’s most important humanitarian prize: only give it to dead people.
The Rohingya Are the New Palestinians
The plight of the Rohingya is a rare moment of global unity for Muslim countries. But will that be enough to save them?