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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.

Posts by Refugees in Crisis
March 07, 2016

Between China and Myanmar: The Battleground Region of Northeastern Myanmar Faces an Uncertain Future

By Edith Mirante
The region deserves urgent attention as the country’s opposition prepares to take power.

March 05, 2016

The Truth About Myanmar’s Rohingya Issue

By Jasmine Chia
It is much more complex than is often portrayed by some.
December 10, 2015

A Real Durable Solution for Southeast Asia's Refugees

By Adam Saltsman
The conversation must be broadened if "durable solutions" have any chance of being truly durable.

October 23, 2015

Thailand Must End Its Own Rohingya Atrocity

By Paul Chambers
Bangkok needs to address its brutal mistreatment of the persecuted minority.

October 14, 2015

Myanmar’s Refugee Problem: It’s Not Just the Rohingya

By Kirsten McConnachie
Other ethnic groups from Myanmar are facing an increasingly difficult situation too.

October 06, 2015

The Rohingya: Humanitarian Crisis or Security Threat?

By Siegfried O. Wolf
Global attention to the Rohingya issue is rising, but not necessarily for the right reasons.
September 28, 2015

How to Solve Southeast Asia’s Refugee Crisis

By Silvia di Gaetano
Steps can and should be taken to alleviate the plight of the Rohingya.

September 12, 2015

Time to Protect Southeast Asia's Refugees

By Sara Davies
Regional cooperation must focus more on protection solutions.

September 10, 2015

Climate Change and Migration Across the Bay of Bengal

By Lauren Nishimura
A look at an oft-ignored factor.

September 02, 2015

Adrift in ASEAN: Tackling Southeast Asia's Migration Challenge

By Pei Palmgren
Addressing the problem will require some bold changes.

August 27, 2015

Asia's Refugee Policy Vacuum

By Dr. Amy Nethery
The broad absence of asylum policy in the region is alarming and needs to be rectified.
August 24, 2015

Whither Regional Cooperation in Southeast Asia's Refugee Crisis?

By Penelope Mathew
Collaboration is notably lacking. Here's one approach governments can take.

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