All the signs were there when I was living in Myanmar at the rosiest moment in the transition to democracy.
Constructing large dams can provide much needed electricity for Myanmar. But this can also threaten the livelihoods of millions.
The UK foreign secretary has been talking up the merits of clearing away bodies to build a new Dubai on the Libyan Med.
A preoccupied US combined with India, China and Russia protecting their own interests created the perfect conditions for Myanmar to settle its Rohingya issue
The persecution of the Rohingya goes back to 1948, the year when Myanmar achieved independence from the British.
Once a beacon of democratic hope, Myanmar's 'civilian' government is showing its true nature.
Genocide doesn't begin with mass murder. It's a long, insidious process that can be stopped before it's too late.
Turkey’s humanitarian response to Rohingya's crisis highlights President Erdoğan ambition to appear as a world champion for Muslim rights.
Alongside the present horrors being inflicted against the Rohingya in Myanmar, we must consider the broader political and economic context that continues to marginalise minority groups.
The international community is powerless to stop the Rohingya genocide – mainly because the countries who could have other interests in the region.
The campaign against Myanmar's Muslim Rohingya is so extreme and violent with the intent of eliminating them from the country that it meets the criteria for genocide.
Yangon's traffic woes are set to last.
The idea of relocating thousands of Rohingya refugees to a remote flood-prone island would set a bad precedent for managing human rights crises.
Myanmar's Rohingya issue has become a full-blown humanitarian crisis that affects all of southeast Asia. ASEAN nations would do well do move beyond their non-interference policy and help.
Long regarded as something approaching a saint, Myanmar's de facto head of state appears to be running out of moral capital.
Rohingya songs and drawings are a form of resistance against the persecutions they face in Myanmar and in Bangladesh.
The world has waited hopefully for democracy to blossom in Myanmar. But the new regime looks much like the old one.
Unless reconciliation efforts involve people at the grassroots, persecution of ethnic Rohingya will not stop. Indonesian should offer support for dialogue between communities in Myanmar.
Abuses on Rohingyas have reached new height but neither Myanmar nor neighbouring Bangladesh are taking responsibilities to grant basic human rights to this population.
Talks among ASEAN leaders are often limited to political and economic issues, pushing problems with deep social and cultural roots like the persecution of ethnic Rohingya to the margins.