Main Article Content
Despite having geographical proximity and age-old commercial and cultural ties, Bangladesh and Myanmar failed to develop a meaningful relationship. Why? The Rohingya exodus in Bangladesh, albeit, is the key impediment to extend Bangladesh-Myanmar bilateral relationship. Nations have witnessed the crime against humanity in Rakhine for long which brutally killed a lot of Rohingya and forced about 1 million of them to flee from death and enter Bangladesh lead a measurable life. It is not exaggeration to claim that Rohingya, an unorganized ethnic community, are the most persecuted and helpless ethnic minority in today’s world. What’s the future of these ill-fated people is truly uncertain. The suspicious role of Myanmar for a safe repatriation of Rohingya generates doubts and apprehension in the civilized world whether these people can eventually return to their homeland or not. Myanmar has always denied Rohingya as an ethnic minority of Myanmar, In addition, geo-political interests of big powers, military’s engagement in politics in Myanmar, lack of political will from Myanmar, mutual suspicion between Bangladesh and Myanmar ultimately complicate the issue and ultimately block to a durable solution of the Rohingya crisis. Although the neighbors have geo-economic significance and huge potential for mutual cooperation, analyzing the past record and Myanmar’s existing policy, the prospects for a safe repatriation of Rohingya are slim unless the major actors including the UN and big powers in the West, and also China use their carrot and stick policy to induce Myanmar to create a peaceful environment in Rakhine so that Rohingya can return safely and live with dignity.
Authors wishing to include figures, tables, or text passages that have already been published elsewhere are required to obtain permission from the copyright owner(s) for both the print and online format and to include evidence that such permission has been granted when submitting their papers. Any material received without such evidence will be assumed to originate from the authors.
Ahmed, I. (2010). The Plight of the Stateless Rohingyas: Responses of the State, Society & the International Community . Dhaka: University Press Limited (UPL).
Albert, E. (2018, April 20). The Rohingya Crisis. Retrieved September 25, 2018, from Council on Foreign Relations: http://www.cfr.org/burmamyanmar/rohingya-migrant-crisis/p36651
Brown, M. E. (1993). Causes and Implications of Ethnic Conflict. In M. E. Brown, Ethnic Conflict and International Security (pp. 4-5). London: Princeton University Press.
Choudhury, A. (2018, April 05). Will Rohingya Refugees Ever Be Repatriated to Myanmar? Retrieved October 25, 2018, from The Diplomat: https://thediplomat.com/2018/04/will-rohingya-refugees-ever-be-repatriated-to-myanmar/
Ethirajan, A. (2012, Dember 18). Bangladesh bids to boost trade with Burma. BBC News.
Fink, C. (2009). Living Silence in Burma: Surviving Under Military Rule. New York: Zed Books ltd.
Hlaing, K. Y. (2012, Agust). Understanding Recent Political Change in Myanmar. A Journal of International and Strategic Affairs, 32(2).
Ja, P. (2017, February 3). India's Rohingya dilemma: A clash of interests and values. Hindustan Times.
Marszal, A. (2016 , May 6). New Delhi Aung San Suu Kyi's government rejects term 'Rohingya' . Retrieved September 15, 2018, from Telegraph: https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2016/05/06/aung-san-suu-kyis-government-rejects-term-rohingya/
Morten B. Pedersen, E. R. (2000). Morten B. Pedersen, Emily Rudla Burma Myanmar: Strong Regime Weak State. London: C. Hurst & Co. Ltd.
Myanmar officials try to convince Rohingya to return, accept ID cards. (2018, November 1). Retrieved November 1, 2018, from The Daily Star: https://www.thedailystar.net/rohingya-crisis/news/myanmar-officials-try-convince-rohingya-return-accept-id-cards-1654732
Prentis, J. (2018, July 3). UN chief: military grip on power key obstacle in resolving Rohingya crisis. Retrieved September 20, 2018, from The National: https://www.thenational.ae/world/asia/un-chief-military-grip-on-power-key-obstacle-in-resolving-rohingya-crisis-1.746664
Rahman, A. (Ashfaqur Rahman, “Bangladesh-Myanmar Relations: The Economic Dimension,” Centre for Foreign Affairs Studies (CFAS), available at http://www.muslimpo 2014).
Ashfaqur Rahman, “Bangladesh-Myanmar Relation Centre for Foreign Affairs Studies (CFAS). Retrieved September 10, 2016, from Bangladesh-Myanmar Relations: The Economic Dimension: http://www.muslimpopulation.com/pdf/Bangladesh_myanmar_relation.pdf
Sassen, S. (2017). land grabs and the Rohingya crisis. The gaurdian.
sheikh, Y. A. (1998). Yunus Ali sheikh, “Bangladesh-Myanmar Relations: Making The Best of Proximity”. biiss journal, Vol. 19(4).
Slodkowski, A. (2018). U.S. aid chief reaffirms commitment to Myanmar amid Rohingya crisis. Retures.
Solomon, F. (2017, November 3). Myanmar's Crisis, Bangladesh's Burden: Among the Rohingya Refugees Waiting for a Miracle. Retrieved October 25, 2018, from Time: Feliz Solomon Myanmar's Crisis, Bangladesh's Burden: Among the Rohing http://time.com/5031342/bangladesh-myanmar-rohingya-refugee-crisis/
Syeda NaushinParnini, V. 5. (2012). Non-Traditional Security and Problems of Rohingya across Bangladesh-Myanmar Borders. British Journal of Arts and Social Sciences, 5.
Tharoor, I. (2015, February 13). Why does this Buddhist-majority nation hate these Muslims so much?
Uddin, M. H. (2012). “Bar Between Brothers: Rohingya-Issue in Bangladesh-Myanmar Relations”. Dhaka: ICDR.
Uddin, M. J. (2017, October 22). R2P and Response from ASEAN. The New Age.
Wilson, K. (2013, October 4 ). Asia Weekly: Myanmar poised for FDI take off. Retrieved September 25, 2018, from China Daily Asia: Karl Wilson, “Asia Weekly: Myanmar poised for FDI take off”, China Daihttp://www.chinadailyasia.com/business/2013-10/04/content_15091101.html.
Wolf, S. O. (n.d.). Retrieved from https://www.dw.com/en/myanmars-rohingya-conflict-more-economic-than-religious/a-18496206