Confronting genocide in Myanmar

By Katherine Southwick | Published by Policy Forum on December 2, 2016 The urgent need to prevent and protect Interethnic divisions in a young democracy cannot be downplayed or wished away, and it’s time Myanmar’s government and the international community acknowledge strong evidence that genocide is being perpetrated against the Rohingya and act to end it, Katherine Southwick writes. Violence in Myanmar’s western Rakhine State escalated after a 9 October attackon border guard posts, leaving nine officers dead. Humanitarian assistance and media access to the area have been cut off for weeks while the Myanmar authorities conduct a counterinsurgency operation against allegedly