November 14, 2019 | By Thant Myint-U, Brian Hanson

Deep Dish: Myanmar Accused of Genocide against Rohingya at UN Court

Rohingya Muslims from Myanmar Refugees

This week, a case was filed in the International Court of Justice accusing Myanmar of having committed genocide against its Rohingya Muslim minority. It is a far cry from where the country also known as Burma seemed to be a few years ago, when the long-ruling military junta opened the door for democratic elections. Historian Thant Myint-U, author of the new book The Hidden History of Burma, joins Deep Dish to discuss Burma’s recent struggles with race, capitalism, and democracy, as well as the consequences for Southeast Asia. 

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