Myanmar's 'Rohingya' Conflict

December 4, 2020
Myanmar's 'Rohingya' Conflict

The plight of Myanmar's Rohingya Muslims has made internationalnews in recent years. Reports of genocide, ethnic cleansing andcrimes against humanity are commonplace. The Rohingyas have beendenied citizenship and are widely discriminated against. Hundredsof thousands have been internallydisplaced by violence, or have sought refuge in neighbouring orfriendly Muslim countries. This conflict has become a litmus testfor change in this country in transition, and current assessmentsare far from positive. Whitewashing by the military, and a refusalby Aung San Suu Kyi's government to even use the name "Rohingya",adds to international scepticism. Exploring this long-runningtripartite conflict between the Rohingya, Rakhine and Burman ethnicgroups, this book offers a new analysis of the complexities of theconflict: the fears and motivations driving it and the competitionto control historical representations and collective memory. Byquestioning these competing narratives, offering detailedsociopolitical analysis and examining the international dimensionsof the conflict, this book offers new insights into what ispreventing a peaceful resolution to this intractable conflict.