Myanmar's Enemy Within: Buddhist Violence and the Making of a Muslim 'Other'
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Author: Francis Wade
In 2017, Myanmar's military launched a campaign of violence against the Rohingya minority that UN experts later said amounted to a genocide. More than seven hundred thousand civilians fled to Bangladesh in what became the most concentrated flight of refugees since the Rwanda genocide of 1994. The warning signs of impending catastrophe that had built over years were downplayed by Western backers of the political transition, and only when the exodus began did the world finally come to acknowledge a catastrophe that had been long in the making.
In this updated edition of the book, Francis Wade explores how the manipulation of identities by an anxious ruling elite laid the foundations for mass violence.