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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Myanmar’s brutal civil war must not be ignored

The viciousness of the civil war in Myanmar is strong enough to take the breath away — if only the world would pay attention.

February 01, 2023

West moved to action as pressure grows on Iran’s protesters

Increasingly cut off from the world, Iran’s protesters face a difficult winter. Around them, nooses are tightening.

January 24, 2023

Turning point in Iran as regime steps up executions

The clerical regime in Iran is continuing to wash its hands in blood.

January 10, 2023

Anwar Ibrahim is good news for the Muslim world

The news has been particularly fraught and relentless recently; so much is happening. A major war in Europe continues, financial issues such as inflation and energy price rises sweep the world in developed and developing nations alike, and there is a World Cup to watch and dissect.

December 09, 2022

Why West’s misinterpretation of Iranian statements is dangerous

The world’s media appears to believe that the Iranian judiciary is poised to abolish the country’s Guidance Patrol, the so-called morality police that beat Mahsa Amini to death in September. This claim was reported in The Times of London and on the front page of The Wall Street Journal.

December 08, 2022

World must not forget the rest of Myanmar’s political prisoners

This week brought a big announcement in Myanmar. State-controlled media, friendly to the junta that seized power there in a coup last year, let it be known that there will soon be a mass release of political detainees.

November 26, 2022

UK must not ignore Iranian murder and kidnap plots on its own soil

The head of MI5, Britain’s domestic security service, this week confirmed something many of us had long suspected.

November 19, 2022