Diplomacy is not working and Myanmar, now under military rule and isolated by the international community, seems disinterested.
This is especially pertinent in this time of economic hardship for many women in the region.
Workers are left at the mercy of employers, who laid off an estimated 10 percent of the workforce.
As the government considers Beijing’s overtures, it should take steps to maximize the benefits of participating in China’s signature foreign-policy initiative.
The economic downturn has prompted large-scale layoffs and deportations, and the unprecedented wave of returnees will have dramatic implications for national development.
Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh already face many health risks including malnutrition, poor sanitation and inadequate medical facilities.
The country’s deeply rooted corruption and fragile political institutions should be a source of continuing concern to the international community.