extortion, and other abuses, a situation that has been particularly acute since 2012 in the wake of a serious wave of sectarian violence. Islam is practiced by around 4% of the population of Myanmar, and most Muslims also identify as Rohingya. Yet the authorities refuse to recognize this group as one of the 135 ethnic groups or "national races" making up Myanmar's population. On this basis, Rohingya individuals are denied citizenship rights in the country of their birth, and face severe limitations on many aspects of an ordinary life, such as marriage or movement around the country.
This expose of the attempt to erase the Rohingyas from the face of Myanmar is sure to gain widespread attention.
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About the Author
Understanding and an Adjunct Research Professor at the Strategic Studies Institute US Army War College. He founded and actively chairs a private grant-giving foundation (www.ibrahimfoundation.com) focusing on innovative community projects. He served as a reservist in the UK's 4th Battalion Parachute
Regiment. When not running his business interests across the world he teaches at the Harris Public Policy School, University of Chicago.
Table of Contents
List of Acronyms vii
List of Key Individuals ix
List of Figures and Tables xi
Map of Myanmar xii
1 A Short History of Burma to 1948 17
2 From Independence to Democracy (1948-2010) 35
3 The Return to Democracy (2008-2015) 55
4 Implications for the Rohingyas (2008-2015) 79
5 Genocide and International Law 99
6 Current Situation 113
7 What Can Be Done? 129