Aung Sun Suu Kyi is now seen as an enabler of ethnic cleansing and genocide.
Facing increasing international pressure, Myanmar's one-time star leader is running out of time to show leadership on human rights and the Rohingya crisis.
Rohingya Muslim people who fled Myanmar wait for their turn to collect food aid near Kutupalong refugee camp, Bangladesh.
One of the most pressing issues in the region that Indonesia must deal with as a new UN Security Council non-permanent member is the Rohingya crisis.
The horrific incarceration of European Jews during WWII should never be forgotten, particularly when we need to solve contemporary genocide and forced migration issues.
6 million Jews were killed in the Holocaust. What happened then, and how we can keep to the promise – “never again”?
A Rohingya refugee woman in Bangladesh.
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The evidence in the report is compelling, but experts explain there are many barriers to global leaders taking action.
A United Nations staff member pays tribute to Kofi Annan during a ceremony at the European headquarters of the UN in Geneva, Switzerland.
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Kofi Annan and John McCain's positive eulogies could be because both men seized moments of human dignity and decency.
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Kofi Annan's tenure began after the reintroduction of two important international security lexicons -- peacebuilding and human security.
Kutupalong camp at Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh.
The Rohingya have long seen Bangladesh as a place of refuge from persecution in Myanmar.
One of the world's worst refugee crises is still unfolding, and conditions on the ground have barely improved.
A camp for displaced Rohingyas in the city of Sittwe in western Myanmar.
A scholar who visited Rohingya camps in Myanmar found little hope of a safe return home for refugees, who are currently living in camps in neighboring Bangladesh.
Beginning the recovery in Bogalay, Myanmar on May 8, 2008.
One hundred and forty thousand people died when a major hurricane hit Myanmar in 2008. Would the country be better prepared today?
Iris scanning technology in use in Jordan.
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From eye-scanners to 3D printers, technology in humanitarian crises can be a positive force for disenfranchised people.
A Rohingya Muslim child kisses his mother after they fled Myanmar for Bangladesh in September 2017. Thousands of Rohingya Muslims have fled their country for places like Malaysia and Thailand, where a UN agency assesses their refugee claims. But can the UNHCR unwittingly cause countries to neglect investigating war crimes?
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The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees assesses the refugee claims of millions of people worldwide. It needs to be more open about what it discovers and how it makes decisions.
If UKIP were pigeons, Clacton-on-Sea #Banksy.
Identity politics can take an exclusionary or even predatory form, but can they also be more progressive and emancipatory?
Both the Foreign Minister and Attorney General have stated Australia will investigate and prosecute alleged perpetrators of international crimes.
Talks should include barriers to women’s participation in peace and security institutions, countering violent extremism, foreign fighters, sexual violence in conflict, and the Rohingya crisis.
Facebook’s actions – or inactions – facilitated breaches of privacy and human rights associated with democratic governance.
Human rights abuses might be embedded in the business model that has evolved for social media companies in their second decade.
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.
AP Photo/Dar Yasin
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?
AP Photo/Manish Swarup
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.