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  

Israel’s Sordid History of Supporting Dictatorships

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

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

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  

Burma: Democracy with an Asterisk

by John Feffer Voters went to the polls last Sunday in Burma to elect a new parliament. The opposition National League for Democracy (NLD) — Nobel Peace Prize winner Aung San Suu Kyi’s party — scored an impressive victory. According… Continue Reading