How geopolitics helped create the Rohingya crisis

Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited talk


Talk delivered at the Dept of Political Science, University of Connecticut
An account of the timing of the current crisis should consider how Myanmar’s government found itself in such a favourable global environment, with its giant neighbours India and – crucially – China embracing the government’s official narrative. A politically distant and distracted US administration was also convenient.
Period11 Nov 2020
Held atUNIVERSITY OF CONNECTICUT, United States, Connecticut
Degree of RecognitionInternational


  • Rohingya
  • Southeast Asia
  • Myanmar
  • Burma
  • Bangladesh
  • geopolitics
  • regional order
  • Asia
  • genocide
  • ethnic cleansing
  • ethnic minorities
  • religious minorities