A letter penned by over a dozen Nobel laureates on December 29 compared the ethnic cleansing campaign in Myanmar to the Rwandan genocide, and condemned the lack of action by Aung San Suu Kyi. Nabil Bhatia unpacks Myanmar’s ethno-religious conflict and provides a historical overview of the plight of the Rohingya.
Nabil is in his final year of study at York University, where he is double majoring in Political Science and Criminology. He is interested in studying global conflict and emerging security issues and their implications on marginalized groups. In his research, he focuses on the rise of armed groups, the proliferation of small arms and light weapons, and the history and geopolitics of the Middle East and Africa. He recently co-authored an academic book chapter on interdisciplinary criminology and transnational crime, and his essay on the perspectives and policy implications of the international War on Drugs was featured in the York University Criminological Review. He is interested in global security consulting and hopes to work with governments to analyze the implications of the rise of global terrorism to help shape domestic policy and law. You can contact Nabil at firstname.lastname@example.org or connect with him via LinkedIn at https://ca.linkedin.com/in/nabilbhatia.