Dr. Azeem Ibrahim

Dr. Azeem Ibrahim is the Director of Special Initiatives at the Newlines Institute for Strategy and Policy in Washington D.C. and author of “The Rohingyas: Inside Myanmar’s Genocide” (Hurst, 2017). Twitter: @AzeemIbrahim

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Salute the courage of Iran’s female protesters

Iran’s leaders would prefer it if their people chanted “Death to America,” but instead protesters in towns and cities across the country are calling for “Death to the dictator.”

September 23, 2022

Myanmar’s regime cannot run an economy or a society

In any political system, the way the government runs an economy is a fairly good proxy for how well they run other aspects of society. Economies that are run attentively, with an eye to growth and prosperity, tend to exist within orderly, open societies.

September 20, 2022

King Charles likely to be a friend of the Middle East

As the longest-serving heir to the throne in British history, King Charles III had a great deal of time to set out his thoughts. He wrote books and made speeches on a number of subjects and they give a real insight into his mind.

September 12, 2022

West should remind Iran of its vulnerabilities

Once again, American and European negotiators gather to try to reach terms with Iran. They hope to prevent the country from acquiring nuclear weapons, which it has been on the threshold of doing for months, if not years.

September 02, 2022

World must not abandon the Rohingya to their fate

Last week marked five years since the start of the most recent stage of the genocide in Myanmar against the Rohingya. It was on Aug. 25, 2017, that Myanmar’s armed forces, the Tatmadaw, began what it described as “clearance operations” in Rohingya villages in Rakhine state.

August 28, 2022