A Genocide in the Making

By Sir Geoffrey Nice, Francis Wade | Published by Foreign Policy on November 30, 2016 The world can no longer look away from the intensifying assault on Burma’s Rohingya minority. Last fall, Burmese voters elected their first democratic government in half a century. That inspired hope that the country’s long history of violence and oppression was finally taking a turn from the better. Now, just one year later, that promise has given way to dread. In a small pocket of western Burma, a new phase has begun in what threatens to become the genocide of the country’s Muslim Rohingya minority.