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Discussion on ‘The Inside Story of the Rohingya Crisis: The Road Ahead for Myanmar’s Democracy’

Nimmi Kurian

June 12, 2018


Watch the full video (above) of the discussion between Khin Zaw Win and Nimmi Kurian on the Rohingya crisis in Myanmar. The discussion delves deep into the historical narrative, the complexities of the issue, the challenges it poses, and the possible solutions going forward.

The Rohingya issue has been reduced to a single-issue debate fixated on the security dimension largely concerned with issues of illegal migration, religious radicalisation and terrorism. Despite being intensely debated, the underlying causes and the potential consequences of the crisis are dimly understood.

Khin Zaw Win has decades-long experience as one of the most respected and independent political commentators from Myanmar. He is currently the Director of the Yangon-based Tampadipa Institute and works on policy advocacy and capacity building issues.

Nimmi Kurian is an Associate Professor at Centre for Policy Research and Academic Advisor at the India China Institute, The New School, New York. She is one of the contributors to the India Country Report as part of the Bangladesh China India Myanmar Economic Corridor (BCIM EC) Joint Study Group, Ministry of External Affairs, Government of India.

The question and answer session that followed can be accessed here.