November 20, 2017 As EU Foreign Ministers meet Asian counterparts at the ASEM meeting in Burma’s capital, Naypyidaw, the Foreign Affairs Committee of the British Parliament has published evidence submitted by Burma Campaign UK which details EU complicity in the current Rohingya Crisis. The submission details repeated decisions by the European Union and its member
By James M. Dorsey Testimony of a star witness in a New York courtroom has revealed new allegations of Qatari wrongdoing in its successful bid for the 2022 World Cup hosting rights. The allegations by Alejandro Burzaco, the former head of Argentine sports marketing company Torneos y Competencias, are likely to revive partially politically-motivated
Hundreds of thousands of Rohingya, a Muslim ethnic minority group, are fleeing persecution in Myanmar’s western Rakhine State, fueling a historic migration crisis. Backgrounder by Eleanor Albert Last updated October 04, 2017 A group of Rohingya refugees after crossing the Bangladesh-Myanmar border, September 1, 2017. Mohammad Ponir Hossain/Reuters Introduction Discriminatory policies of Myanmar’s government since the late 1970s
BY ANDREW J. BACEVICH November 8, 2017 Illustration by Bill Butcher Win or quit, or win and then quit. When Donald Trump was a candidate for president last year, this pretty much represented his strategic menu of options for the country’s ongoing wars. Whichever way things went, they were going to change, though, and for the
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UN News Centre In this photo taken in mid-October 2017, Rohingya refugees that have fled Myanmar’s Rakhine state, cross into Bangladesh at Palong Khali in the Cox’s Bazar district. UNICEF/LeMoyne 6 November 2017 – Strongly condemning the widespread violence in Myanmar’s Rakhine state, which has led to the displacement of over 600,000 members of the
“Chess is a war over the board. The object is to crush the opponent’s mind.” ~Bobby Fischer, World Chess Champion. Sheikh Hasina Wajed is known not to accept any objections or opposition, so much so that any form an opposition has disappeared out of sight from the Bangladeshi political stage. She and her party, the
“Fear cuts deeper than swords.” ― George R.R. Martin, A Game of Thrones by R Chowdhury 13 July 2019 Dan Brown of The Da Vinci Code fame said, “Men go far greater lengths to avoid what they fear than to obtain what they desire.” That describes Sheikh Hasina Wazed, the Prime Minister of Bangladesh today.