The Rohingya and the Responsibility to Ignore

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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

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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  

Israel’s Sordid History of Supporting Dictatorships

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By Eitay Mack  The Netanyahu government was silent in January when the Trump Administration omitted any reference to Jewish victims from its official statement on International Holocaust Remembrance Day. The Netanyahu government was silent in July when Trump chose to be the… Continue Reading  

The Gulf Crisis: Southeast Asia Has Seen It All Before

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by James M. Dorsey Two competing visions of ensuring regime survival are battling it out in the Gulf. To Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates, the 2011 Arab popular revolts that toppled autocratic leaders in four countries and sparked… Continue Reading  

Trump, China, and the Unsettled Future of Asia

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by John Feffer Asia has been the future for more than a generation. When Americans try to glimpse what’s to come, images of the Pacific Rim flood the imagination. For movie audiences in 1982, the rain-soaked Los Angeles of Blade Runner looked… Continue Reading