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Alumna Elise Carlson-Rainer on why Myanmar’s military is only hurting itself | Foreign Policy

November 18, 2019

Elise Carlson-Rainer, a University of Washington alumna of the Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies doctoral program and a faculty member at American Public University, co-wrote a Foreign Policy opinion column on the persecution of the Rohingya by Myanmar’s military.

Carlson-Rainer writes: “Even if one were to leave aside for a moment the genocide of the Rohingya, the Myanmar military has shown itself to be incapable of maintaining peace and security within its own borders.”

Carlson-Rainer currently serves as Assistant Professor of International Relations in the School of Security and Global Studies at American Public University. She is a former U.S. diplomat with the U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Democracy Human Rights and Labor. Carlson-Rainer also worked with the U.S. Mission to the UN and the United States Agency for International Development (USAID).