Rohingya refugees stand in a queue to collect aid supplies in Kutupalong refugee camp in Cox’s Bazar 21 Jan. 2018.
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Vast numbers of Rohingyas in the region are stateless, living in limbo. Therefore, the Rohingya repatriation deal, its terms, delay and successful implementation impacts upon the lives of millions.
Hindu women, who crossed over from Myanmar into Bangladesh, wait for their turn to collect aid at refugee camp in September 2017.
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Today, there are more refugees and displaced people than ever before. Sophisticated analytics could be a game-changer for officials on the front lines of the crisis.
China is increasingly viewed by the United States as a full-spectrum adversary.
The contestation of Asia will continue this year, with many countries facing internal and external battles.
What is the future of Rohingya refugees?
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The way Bangladesh has taken in Rohingyas stands in stark contrast to Europe, which faced an influx of Syrian refugees in similar numbers. I saw how refugee camps were being run in an efficient manner.
With so many global flashpoints, and so little diplomacy, 2018 could be a turbulent year.
From an Australian perspective, shifting power in the Indo-Pacific will be of primary importance in 2018 and beyond.
Rohingya Muslim women who fled Myanmar for Bangladesh stretch their arms out to collect aid distributed by relief agencies in this September 2017 photo. A campaign of killings, rape and arson attacks by security forces and Buddhist-aligned mobs have sent more than 850,000 of the country’s 1.3 million Rohingya fleeing.
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Facebook is unwittingly helping fuel a genocide against the Rohingya people in Myanmar. Does Cuba’s internet model provide lessons to manage social media amid political chaos?
A Rohingya refugee boy at a camp in Bangladesh in November 2017.
Foreign MPs can strengthen the message that violence towards the Rohingya has consequences for Myanmar's future relations with European countries.
A deal done: the foreign minister of Bangladesh, Abul Hassan Mahmud Ali, visits Myanmar State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi.
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Refugees' rights are protected by international law. Why are the Rohingya being returned home?
Rohingya wait for humanitarian aid in the sprawling refugee camp on October 6, 2017 at Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh.
As more than 800,000 Rohingya have now fled Myanmar for Bangladesh, a large-scale humanitarian crisis has unfolded. But what is the most productive way Australia can help?
Nationalist Buddhist monk Wirathu is the spiritual leader of the anti-Muslim movement in Myanmar.
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Ten years after the Saffron Revolution in Myanmar, some Theravāda Buddhist monks are now preaching violence against Muslim or Hindu minorities in the name of "holy war".
A military crackdown has led to staggering 600,000 people fleeing Myanmar on foot since late August.
Interviews undertaken in refugee camps on the Bangladesh/Myanmar border paint a grim picture that explains why so many Rohingya fled Myanmar so quickly.
Rohingya refugees walk from Myanmar to refugee camps in Bangladesh.
Despite an international commitment to protect civilians from genocidal violence, the world's response to ethnic cleansing in Myanmar has been feeble. An expert explains the challenges.
A Rohingya woman takes cover with her child after crossing into Bangladesh.
All the signs were there when I was living in Myanmar at the rosiest moment in the transition to democracy.
A woman from a Rohingya family, in the makeshift provided by a NGO Zakat Foundation of India near Madanpur Khadar, New Delhi.
What effect does India's legal precariousness and lack of institutionalised support have on the ground? Most refugee groups have to rely on themselves.
Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh waiting to receive aid.
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The persecution of the Rohingya goes back to 1948, the year when Myanmar achieved independence from the British.
Aung San Suu Kyi is sworn into office alongside her military counterparts.
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.
Turkish Muslims pray near Fatih Mosque in Istanbul during a protest against the attacks on the Muslim people in Arakan in Myanmar.
Turkey’s humanitarian response to Rohingya's crisis highlights President Erdoğan ambition to appear as a world champion for Muslim rights.
Minorities in Myanmar, including the Rohingya, are resilient in the face of persecution.
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.
People burn a picture of Myanmar democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi during a protest in Karachi, Pakistan.
The international community is powerless to stop the Rohingya genocide – mainly because the countries who could have other interests in the region.