The Portrayal of Burma Through Western Media

Shortly before July, Time Magazine announced its intention to publish a cover story naming Wirathu, a militant nationalist Burmese monk, “The Face of Buddhist Terror.” Until July, Wirathu was relatively obscure outside Burma, and although most were aware of Burma’s significant...

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The Gaping Hole in Genocide Scholarship

This post originally appeared on Intern Danny Hirschel-Burns’ personal blog. Here’s the link. My thesis topic, nonviolent responses to mass atrocities and genocide, is not the most straight forward. Few scholars have written about it in depth, and, if I do say so myself, it’s very...

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