Myanmar: A New Muslim Insurgency in Rakhine State

TitelMyanmar: A New Muslim Insurgency in Rakhine State
Typ der PublikationReport
Publikationsjahr2016
AutorInnenN.N.
Untertitel / SerientitelAsia Report N°283
Pagination34pp.
InstitutionInternational Crisis Group
Kurztext

The deadly attacks on Border Guard Police (BGP) bases in Myanmar’s northern Rakhine State on 9 October 2016 and the days following, and a serious escalation on 12 November when a senior army officer was killed, signify the emergence of a new Muslim insurgency there. The current violence is qualitatively different from anything in recent decades, seriously threatens the prospects of stability and development in the state and has serious implications for Myanmar as a whole. The government faces a huge challenge in calibrating and integrating its political, policy and security responses to ensure that violence does not escalate and intercommunal tensions are kept under control. It requires also taking due account of the grievances and fears of Rakhine Buddhists.

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