Dr. Azeem Ibrahim

Dr. Azeem Ibrahim is the Director of Special Initiatives at the Newlines Institute for Strategy and Policy in Washington D.C. and author of “The Rohingyas: Inside Myanmar’s Genocide” (Hurst, 2017). Twitter: @AzeemIbrahim

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Myanmar’s military can’t call shots on Rohingya repatriation

The Rohingya refugee crisis is not over. Rohingyas fled Myanmar in 2017 and afterwards, attempting to escape the genocidal advance of the country’s military. It burned their homes. It razed their villages. And it killed whomever it could find.

April 10, 2023

Scotland First Minister: Humza Yousaf offers further proof that Muslims can succeed in Britain

Humza Yousaf has been elected leader of the majority party in Scotland, the Scottish National Party. On Wednesday, he was sworn in as first minister of Scotland, the leader of one of the most powerful devolved governments in the developed world. 

March 29, 2023

Myanmar’s opaque and complex civil war

Myanmar’s civil war is complex and murky. Media coverage is sharply limited. Journalists are heavily controlled within the country and foreign reporters are largely not permitted to enter.

March 26, 2023

New Brexit deal shows value of negotiation

Years have passed and a deal has, on a number of occasions, been despaired of, but Britain and the EU have finally reached an agreement over the future of Northern Ireland.

March 04, 2023

The Rohingya face the final insult

Rohingya refugees continue to live in a painful limbo. About 750,000 of them are living abroad in squalor. Cast out of Myanmar, their home, they are trapped elsewhere in humiliating solitude.

February 26, 2023

Myanmar’s brutal civil war must not be ignored

The viciousness of the civil war in Myanmar is strong enough to take the breath away — if only the world would pay attention.

February 01, 2023

West moved to action as pressure grows on Iran’s protesters

Increasingly cut off from the world, Iran’s protesters face a difficult winter. Around them, nooses are tightening.

January 24, 2023