Foreign Policy Magazine

First They Came for the Rohingya

Myanmar’s next victims.

IN RECENT MONTHS, international media coverage of Myanmar has focused on the plight of the Rohingya people in the west of the country. And for good reason: Since August 2017, brutal army attacks on this Muslim ethnic minority have sent more than 750,000 people—90 percent of the Rohingya population living in Rakhine state—fleeing over the border to Bangladesh, in what can only be described as a coordinated campaign of genocide.

The numbers are staggering, but the hate isn’t new: The Rohingya, one of the world’s largest stateless groups, have long been a favorite target for persecution

You're reading a preview, sign up to read more.

More from Foreign Policy Magazine

Foreign Policy Magazine2 min readPolitics
Contributors
Greg Autry is the director of the Southern California Commercial Spaceflight Initiative at the University of Southern California, vice president at the National Space Society, and chair of the International Space Development Conference. He served on
Foreign Policy Magazine7 min read
Who Will Win the Self-Driving Future?
China and the United States have drastically different visions for autonomous transportation.
Foreign Policy Magazine2 min read
The Mosquito: A Human History of Our Deadliest Predator
The Mosquito: A Human History of Our Deadliest Predator TIMOTHY C. WINEGARD, DUTTON, 496 PP., $28, AUGUST 2019 THE MOSQUITO, far and away mankind’s deadliest enemy, has killed half of all the people who ever lived. In his fascinating book The Mosqu