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Refugees in Crisis

Refugees in Crisis

For summer and fall 2015, The Diplomat presents “Southeast Asia: Refugees in Crisis”: a series of exclusive articles from scholars and practitioners tackling Southeast Asia’s ongoing refugee crisis. Launched with the help of former ASEAN Secretary-General Surin Pitsuwan and designed with the assistance of students from Harvard University and Oxford University, the series aims to give the readers a sense of the various dimensions of this complex issue. Check out the whole series to date below.

Between China and Myanmar: The Battleground Region of Northeastern Myanmar Faces an Uncertain Future
March 07, 2016
Between China and Myanmar: The Battleground Region of Northeastern Myanmar Faces an Uncertain Future
The region deserves urgent attention as the country’s opposition prepares to take power.
Between China and Myanmar: The Battleground Region of Northeastern Myanmar Faces an Uncertain Future
The Truth About Myanmar’s Rohingya Issue
March 05, 2016
The Truth About Myanmar’s Rohingya Issue
It is much more complex than is often portrayed by some.
The Truth About Myanmar’s Rohingya Issue
A Real Durable Solution for Southeast Asia's Refugees
December 10, 2015
A Real Durable Solution for Southeast Asia's Refugees
The conversation must be broadened if "durable solutions" have any chance of being truly durable.
A Real Durable Solution for Southeast Asia's Refugees
Thailand Must End Its Own Rohingya Atrocity
October 23, 2015
Thailand Must End Its Own Rohingya Atrocity
Bangkok needs to address its brutal mistreatment of the persecuted minority.
Thailand Must End Its Own Rohingya Atrocity
Myanmar’s Refugee Problem: It’s Not Just the Rohingya
October 14, 2015
Myanmar’s Refugee Problem: It’s Not Just the Rohingya
Other ethnic groups from Myanmar are facing an increasingly difficult situation too.
Myanmar’s Refugee Problem: It’s Not Just the Rohingya
The Rohingya: Humanitarian Crisis or Security Threat?
October 06, 2015
The Rohingya: Humanitarian Crisis or Security Threat?
Global attention to the Rohingya issue is rising, but not necessarily for the right reasons.
The Rohingya: Humanitarian Crisis or Security Threat?
How to Solve Southeast Asia’s Refugee Crisis
September 28, 2015
How to Solve Southeast Asia’s Refugee Crisis
Steps can and should be taken to alleviate the plight of the Rohingya.
How to Solve Southeast Asia’s Refugee Crisis
Time to Protect Southeast Asia's Refugees
September 12, 2015
Time to Protect Southeast Asia's Refugees
Regional cooperation must focus more on protection solutions.
Time to Protect Southeast Asia's Refugees
Climate Change and Migration Across the Bay of Bengal
September 10, 2015
Climate Change and Migration Across the Bay of Bengal
A look at an oft-ignored factor.
Climate Change and Migration Across the Bay of Bengal
Adrift in ASEAN: Tackling Southeast Asia's Migration Challenge
September 02, 2015
Adrift in ASEAN: Tackling Southeast Asia's Migration Challenge
Addressing the problem will require some bold changes.
Adrift in ASEAN: Tackling Southeast Asia's Migration Challenge
Asia's Refugee Policy Vacuum
August 27, 2015
Asia's Refugee Policy Vacuum
The broad absence of asylum policy in the region is alarming and needs to be rectified.
Asia's Refugee Policy Vacuum
Whither Regional Cooperation in Southeast Asia's Refugee Crisis?
August 24, 2015
Whither Regional Cooperation in Southeast Asia's Refugee Crisis?
Collaboration is notably lacking. Here's one approach governments can take.
Whither Regional Cooperation in Southeast Asia's Refugee Crisis?
Towards A Real Solution to Southeast Asia's Refugee Crisis
August 19, 2015
Towards A Real Solution to Southeast Asia's Refugee Crisis
A true resolution demands more than empty rhetoric.
Towards A Real Solution to Southeast Asia's Refugee Crisis
The Labeling Problem in Southeast Asia's Refugee Crisis
August 12, 2015
The Labeling Problem in Southeast Asia's Refugee Crisis
The 'irregular migrant' label does not make much sense.
The Labeling Problem in Southeast Asia's Refugee Crisis
The Roots of Religious Conflict in Myanmar
August 06, 2015
The Roots of Religious Conflict in Myanmar
Understanding narratives is an important step to ending violence.
The Roots of Religious Conflict in Myanmar
Australia and the Southeast Asia Refugee Crisis
July 31, 2015
Australia and the Southeast Asia Refugee Crisis
A look at Canberra's role - or lack thereof.
Australia and the Southeast Asia Refugee Crisis
Why Southeast Asia's Refugee Crisis Matters
July 23, 2015
Why Southeast Asia's Refugee Crisis Matters
The Diplomat launches a new series on the region's refugee crisis. Here's why it matters.
Why Southeast Asia's Refugee Crisis Matters
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