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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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US has no good reason to stall on Rohingya genocide label

Perhaps the two most egregious human rights crises currently unfolding in the world are the situations of the Uighurs in China and the Rohingya in Myanmar. The US has declared a genocide in the case of the Uighurs. It has so far resisted doing the same for the Rohingya. Why?

January 02, 2022

Myanmar terror tactics were perfected against Rohingya

More evidence of mass killings is emerging amid the Myanmar junta’s crackdown on pro-democracy rebels. Last weekend at least 35 civilians were murdered in Hpruso township, and their bodies burned.

December 27, 2021

New hope for Myanmar democracy — without Aung San Suu Kyi

Aung San Suu Kyi started 2021 as the democratically re-elected leader of Myanmar, and a pattern of successful elections in the country was beginning to take shape for the first time since the 1960s.

December 13, 2021

Rohingya case against Facebook a watershed moment

US and UK lawyers representing Rohingya refugees have launched lawsuits totalling $150 billion against Facebook, alleging the company failed to halt the spread of hate speech that led to the genocide in Myanmar. This could be a watershed moment for social media corporate accountability.

December 09, 2021