To understand Rohingya crisis, look to Darfur

The alleged atrocities in Myanmar against Rohingya Muslims in the country’s Rakhine State follow a pattern similar to events in 2003 known as the Darfur genocide in western Sudan according to a Cornell University historian. John Hubbel Weiss, a history professor at Cornell University whose research and teaching focuses on genocidal regimes, says the Rohingya crisis is similar […]

Mass expulsion of refugees from Myanmar cause concern around the world

Myanmar’s Rohingya crisis has now escalated into a massive international, humanitarian and political catastrophe with hundreds of thousands of Rohingya Muslims fleeing Myanmar. Amid increasing international criticism, Myanmar’s civilian leader – and Nobel peace prize winner – Aung San Suu Kyi is scheduled to give a speech on Tuesday in which she will address the Rohingya crisis. Magnus […]

History made in Myanmar: Cornell professors comment on outcome of elections

The results in one of Myanmar’s freest elections in a generation are in, and the National League for Democracy – lead by Nobel laureate Aung San Suu Kyi – won by a landslide.   Magnus Fiskesjö, an associate professor in Cornell’s department of anthropology and expert on Southeast Asia, says it’s possible this election will become a […]

Cornell experts comment on Myanmar election

On Sunday, Myanmar will hold a historical parliamentary election where Aung San Suu Kyi’s National League for Democracy (NLD) will challenge the ruling and military-backed Union Solidarity and Development Party (USDP). Experts of Southeast Asian politics at Cornell University comment on the significance of these elections.   On Myanmar’s economy: Thomas Pepinsky, associate professor in […]