“While Aung San Suu Kyi remains, for many, a powerful symbol of the struggle for democracy, the time has come for stronger international pressure to condemn her moral abstention regarding the abuse of her country’s ethnic minorities.”
Hunter Marston (MPA Public Affairs, MA Southeast Asia Studies, 2013) recently wrote an op-ed that was published in The Washington Post calling for the Trump administration to increase pressure on Burma to recognize the Rohingya minority as citizens and support increased democracy programming in Burma.
Hunter was a Southeast Asia Center FLAS Fellow in Burmese and Vietnamese (2011-13) and is now a Senior Research Assistant and Communications Coordinator at The Brookings Institution in Washington, D.C. His op-eds have been featured in the New York Times, Foreign Policy and Nikkei Asian Review, among other places.
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