Author: Janina Staguhn

Ethnic Cleansing in a Nobel Laureate’s Backyard

Aung San Suu Kyi’s Complicity in the Persecution of Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar In 1991, Aung San Suu Kyi was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize “for her non-violent struggle for democracy and human rights.” She was given the award for her involvement in the 1988 pro-democracy uprisings in Myanmar, in which she helped found the National League for Democracy (NLD) party. In the wave of uprisings, she led her supporters and encouraged non-violent protests. Today, she is state counselor of Myanmar, where the ethnic cleansing of Rohingya Muslims is occurring. The U.N. estimates at least 1,000 Rohingya have been...

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ISIS Defeated in Raqqa: An Uncertain Victory

On Oct. 17, the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL, ISIS) was finally defeated in Raqqa, a stronghold of the group and the largest city under its control. Images of Syrian Democratic Forces replacing ISIS flags with their own spread hope across the world, and the defeat of ISIS appeared imminent. But the reality is not so simple. Although the fall of Raqqa signaled a dramatic and significant victory, celebrations soon gave way to uncertainty. Several pressing questions remain: is ISIS really defeated? Can an ideology be defeated? What will happen now in the formerly ISIS-occupied territory...

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