Bangladesh Looks to Saudi Arabia in a Twist of Irony

by James M. Dorsey Bangladesh, in a twist of irony, is looking to Saudi Arabia to fund a $ 1 billion plan to build hundreds of mosques and religious centres to counter militant Islam that for much of the past… Continue Reading  

The Rohingya, R2P, and Civilian Protection

by Corrie Hulse Imagine being forced to flee your home because the military is attacking and killing your neighbors, burning down your village, and raping and abducting your wife and children. You want to turn to your government for help,… Continue Reading  

The Rohingya and the Responsibility to Ignore

by John Feffer They were Muslims, and they were leaving the country in droves. Their homeland, a remote corner of a multiethnic country, had become a warzone. Militants had taken up arms to fight for their rights, and the central… Continue Reading  

Rohingya Plight Feeds Muslim Assertiveness

by James M. Dorsey The plight of Myanmar’s persecuted Rohingya minority is becoming the Muslim world’s latest rallying call emulating the emotional appeal of the Palestinians in the second half of the 20 th century. Like the cause of the… Continue Reading  

Interpreting Terrorist Waves

by Paul R. Pillar A certain litany of comments and even vocabulary seems to be required after terrorist incidents. High-casualty attacks are “horrific,” certain methods of attack are said to be the “hallmark” of certain groups, and so forth. And… Continue Reading